Katharine Allen has over three decades of experience interpreting, training interpreters and interpreter trainers, and providing curriculum design and language access consultancy services to hospitals and organizations. Katharine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation (MATI) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is co-author of The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook, The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting and Breaking Silence: Interpreting for Victim Services as well as numerous other articles and curricula. She served as lead developer and author for The Indigenous Interpreter®, a 63-hour training program for indigenous language interpreters. She is founder and co-president of InterpretAmerica, a national organization dedicated to raising the profile of the interpreting profession. Katharine is an instructor for the Glendon School of Translation Masters in Conference Interpreting at York University in Canada. She served on the Board of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) from 2002 through 2009, including a two-year term as President. A master trainer, she remains an active interpreter and translator for state and local governments, courts, environmental groups and language service companies. If you are interested in scheduling a training for your interpreters of indigenous languages contact Katharine at firstname.lastname@example.org.