About the site: This blog was started to provide information about the program to anyone that might like to learn more about it.  I hope that it brings us new friends, students and faculty, and helps the world understand a little bit more about interpreting.

About the writer: I am the coordinator, advisor, and primary faculty member for this program. I have been teaching at Pierce College since 1995, primarily Spanish, but also French and humanities. I received my B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Washington. I also spent two quarters of my undergraduate study at the University of Illinois in Chicago. I have taught students from pre-school through upper-division college classes, but am now in my 24th year as a full-time faculty member at a Washington community college. I am also a DSHS-certified medical and social service interpreter.

I live in Tacoma with my husband. I have an adult daughter, an adult step-daughter, and a grandson. I enjoy cooking, running, swimming, bicycling, kayaking knitting, reading and travel.