Juan Bernal is actively involved in the Deaf community nationally and internationally. Juan is the Vice President of the Illinois Latino Association. Juan has modeled ASL with a few different hospitals in their Deaf Outreach videos. Juan possesses an ASL Mentor certification and has eighteen years of experience as a Deaf Interpreter. Juan earned IDHHC Intermediate License, and is currently working to obtain the Advanced License. Juan is the winner of the Deaf Illinois Award, 2013.