Her role model in life is her mom, who has endured big challenges to send her daughter to the best schools the family could afford in Afghanistan. Masiha owes it to her mom that she has become the dedicated, hard-working person she wanted to be. Her mom worked for Care International, one of many agencies working in Afghanistan.
When Sapna A. left her home early that cold morning, she knew she was not coming back again. All she could tuck into her small bag was some documents, her ID, and the little money she had saved from her work as a teacher. Only her sister knew where Sapna was headed.
Before moving to the U.S., Farhad N. had to lead a double life. Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Farhad worked in a security company that escorted convoys of USAID and other American agencies working in Afghanistan. But only Farhad’s wife knew that.
“When the plane took off from Kabul, everybody was clapping and cheering except for me. I covered my face with both hands and sobbed. And when an old man sitting next to me asked why I was crying, I said I didn’t know I was going to leave my country like this. I did not know when, or if I was coming back.”
We recently had the opportunity to talk with Shamus Sayed, the COO of Interpreters Unlimited, based in San Diego, California. Interpreters Unlimited, or IU as they are more commonly known, primarily provides in-person interpreting services in several states across the U.S.
Maria S. Garcia, CHI™, completed her professional training and an ICR (Interpreter Clinical Rotation practicum) through InterpreterEd.com before becoming certified in 2013. Hear how she made a difference in the life of a patient during her ICR, and her thoughts on interpreting.
Marisol Lomeli, CHI™, is a professional interpreter with expertise in simultaneous interpreting and she is also an instructor for InterpeterEd.com. Hear about some of her most challenging assignments, experiences and perspectives on a variety of issues including student success...