English to Spanish Live Interpretation Professional Erika Penaloza
Member since January 22, 2014
I am the first born to Mexican parents who came to the United States in 1979 in order to find a better life. Although I was born in the U.S, my first language is Spanish because my parents did not speak any English. I learned English when I was about 4 or 5 years old and since have continued to grow my vocabulary and thus have always obtained bilingual positions where Spanish fluency is was must. I have held a variety of position both in the military and civilian sector where I have learned specific industry terms which allowed me to attain employment as a Professional Interpreter in 2010. Since I have made it my personal mission to grow and reach new milestones. Now I am at a point where I am ready to learn more and or attain new milestones whether it be through interpreting experience or gaining certifications through school work and curriculum. I am enjoying every moment of my journey and I cannot wait to see what the future is going to bring to me.
None. Fluent due to my upbringing, being exposed to both languages and cultures my entire life.