In simpler times, those who crossed rivers were the communicators – the ones who went from village to village conveying information and knitting ties between communities.
River crossers swam the waters, floated or paddled, crossed bridges of all kinds, and sometimes drowned, in their quest to create understanding between cultures.
I consider my role as court interpreter to be that of a river crosser.
You will find that I am very careful to protect confidentiality, so I speak in general terms or change details to discuss the vital issues.
I hope to open people’s hearts and increase their understanding by allowing them a window into the world of interpreting, and through our eyes, into the world of immigrants to the US.