This wee we speak with Andrea Henry on her continuing work to understand and measure interpreter mental fatigue.
Andrea has been active in healthcare interpreting for 24 years, beginning her career in 1994 as a freelance interpreter for Pacific Interpreters and later as a fulltime remote interpreter at their company headquarters in Oregon. She earned her B.A. from the University of Oregon in Spanish and International Studies with a minor in Ethnic Studies. After relocating to Atlanta, Andrea worked for six years in development of interpreter services departments for two hospital systems. She has received over 150 hours of interpreting education, attended 30+ conferences both nationally and internationally, and regularly presents on a variety of healthcare interpreting topics. One of the most satisfying aspects of Andrea’s career has been serving the families and staff as a full-time interpreter at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta while carrying out this research on measuring interpreter mental fatigue.