In this fascinating podcast episode, I delve into the life and career of Professor Mikkelson, a renowned expert in the field of interpreting and translating. The interview covers a wide range of topics, from Professor Mikkelson's childhood memories and early aspirations to her work as a court interpreter and her hopes for the future of community interpreting.
Listeners will be captivated by Professor Mikkelson's personal story, which begins in the beautiful state of Oregon. Growing up, she was always fascinated by foreign languages and cultures, and this passion eventually led her to pursue a career in interpreting and translating. Throughout the interview, she shares insights into her journey, including the challenges she faced along the way and the lessons she learned from them.
One of the most interesting parts of the interview is when Professor Mikkelson discusses her experience as a court interpreter. She explains the unique challenges of adapting consecutive interpreting techniques to the court setting, and shares some of the most memorable moments from her time in the courtroom. Her advice for new language professionals is invaluable, as she emphasizes the importance of being adaptable and open to trying new things, as well as staying current with technology advancements.
Overall, this podcast episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the field of interpreting. Professor Mikkelson's expertise and personal story make for a truly engaging and informative interview, and listeners will come away with a newfound appreciation for the importance of language professionals in our increasingly globalized world.
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Middlebury Institute of International Studies of Monterey