Luisa Gracia Camón
Luisa is a Spanish certified court interpreter and the program lead and Interpreter coordinator for Seattle Municipal Court. She holds a Degree in Translation and Interpretation (English and French) from Spain.
Luisa is an official translator and interpreter for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and she worked at the legal unit of the European Commission Translation Service. Luisa is a member of the Washington Supreme Court Interpreter Commission. She has been a language instructor for more than a decade, and now teaches Advanced Translation and Interpreting Skills at Bellevue College. She has recently developed Washington state's first court interpreter mentoring program to train novice interpreters. She serves as the Chair of the Legal Division, Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS). She loves travelling and meeting with family and friends.
Luisa's Style & Approach
In Luisa's class, she tries to adapt the format to the needs of her students and so therefore the format is flexible. Her classes include hands-on practice, group interaction and discussions just to name a few examples.
She likes to promote learning through open communication and interaction. As a professional working in the field, she brings real scenarios to the class and challenges students with projects that require critical thinking. She explains, "My goal is that students become self-sufficient enough to face the professional arena."
Luisa says about teaching and her profession, "I love to learn from every single one of my students and to promote cultural awareness. The life of translators and interpreters is always fascinating."