Darren Byrne originally trained as a Physical Organic Chemist before entering interpreter training. As a graduate of the first cohort of students from Trinity College Dublin’s Centre for Deaf Studies, Darren has been working as an Irish Sign Language interpreter for over 10 years. In 2006, Darren was awarded the level of R1 in an accreditation process carried out by a Irish Sign Link, a sign language interpreting agency established as a partnership between the Deaf community and interpreters. Darren has worked in a range of settings at national and international levels. Darren is currently working towards an M.Sc. in Equality Studies in the Equality Studies Centre at University College Dublin. Darren lives in Dublin with his partner, who is Deaf, and their two dogs.