Azaria has always been involved in the field of disability, and has been working with Deaf people for 12 years. She is a qualified British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter and works in various domains including medical, education and in the community.
She has always had an interest regarding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and is the Equality and Diversity lead for a remote video interpreting service. This involves facilitating training sessions on ED&I, monitoring current practices and influencing policies and procedures.
Azaria regularly leads sessions on 'Race and Interpreting', training many professional interpreters on this topic. She has also been instrumental in setting up 'Interpreters of Colour Network', which was created to address the underrepresentation of people of colour in the interpreting and translating profession.
She is passionate about raising awareness and encouraging open communications, so that uncomfortable topics become normalised, for a more tolerant society. As well as empowering those whose voices are often unheard and encouraging people to be their unique authentic selves.