Digital Coffee Hour: What Does It Take to Be an Interpreter?
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Digital Coffee Hour: What Does It Take to Be an Interpreter?

Join our next Digital Coffee Hour where Marcela Renna will explore the topic of what it takes to be an interpreter. The program will take place on Monday, April 20 from 6-7 p.m. CST.

When: Monday, April 20, 2020
6-7 p.m. CST
Where: Zoom Video Communications
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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There is a little more to being an interpreter that simply knowing the language. In the IRC's next Digital Coffee Hour host Marcela Renna will take us through the ins and outs of what it takes to be an interpreter in the modern world.

About the Host
Marcela Renna is a Federally Certified Spanish Court interpreter, certified by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and a State Court Certified Spanish interpreter, certified by the National Consortium of State Courts (NCSC). She has completed the Bridging Gap Medical and Social Services Interpreter Training Program offered by Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP).

Marcela has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and one in English as a Foreign Language. She received her Masters' Degree in English as a Second Language, from the University of Kansas. Marcela works in U.S. district courts, state, county and workers compensation courts, depositions and interviews with attorneys, probation officers and pre-trial services personnel.

Digital Coffee Hour
It’s easy to feel disconnected right now. But it’s our job here at the International Relations Council to make sure you have the opportunity to share your story. How is the current situation affecting you? How are your friends and family impacted? We all have a unique perspective, and being able to bond with one another is integral towards maintaining a sense of normalcy in circumstances that are anything but. 

Going forward, the IRC is going to put on Digital Coffee Hours. We’ll invite you to make yourself a warm beverage, log on to Zoom, and discuss international topics. Our mission is to expand the international dialogue surrounding Kansas City, but it is also to facilitate storytelling and conversation. Let’s get through this difficult time together.