NATI HAS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
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NATI is extremely pleased to announce that member KELLY VARGUEZ has passed the Federal Interpreter Certification exam. Kelly Varguez is Nebraska’s newest federal court certified Spanish
interpreter. A native English speaker from western Nebraska, Kelly’s
interest in languages motivated her to study Spanish and live in Mexico.
Her interpreting career began in 2006 with a medical interpreting position. She
earned state court certification in 2009 and began working toward federal
certification shortly thereafter. Kelly’s success is due in large part to the
generous support, guidance and coaching of her colleagues. She attributes her
survival of the certification exam process to her supportive family who never
grew (outwardly) tired of her long study sessions and obsessive practice.
She believes that time management and measurable goals are an interpreter’s
greatest allies in the examination preparation process and looks forward to
helping more up-and-coming interpreters find their way in the profession
through her work as an instructor for Metropolitan Community College’s online
interpreter education program.
There are also upcoming exciting changes on the NATI website.
Keep checking in often; we intend to make the website more useful, interactive, and as current as possible.
We do welcome suggestions, comments, requests - what kind of items would you prefer to see on the website? What would be most useful to you? Send any Board member an email; we're listening.