Michael Albert has been on the staff of the Chicago Hearing Society since 1998.  He holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University.  He obtained his interpreter training at Western Oregon State College – Monmouth.  After completing an internship at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Michael worked as a disability services counselor and interpreter for the University of Arkansas – Little Rock (1992-1995) and the University of Georgia at Athens (1995-1998).  He joined the staff of CHS as an interpreter coordinator, and transitioned to the role of full-time staff interpreter one year later.  He has served as a mentor, and has presented programs on interpreting in religious settings, and interpreting in LGBT settings for the Columbia College Interpreter Training Program, and for CHS.