M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
Native, heritage, and foreign language acquisition; technology use in translation, interpretation, and education; translation and interpretation competence and pedagogy; resource and project management; process analysis and improvement
Professor Escoto has been teaching courses in the Translation and Interpretation certificate program since she joined The National Hispanic University in 2013. She has been a practicing bidirectional translator and interpreter for more than 10 years, working regularly in the Spanish-English language combination in medical, legal, education, business, and conference settings. Professor Escoto received her specialized training as a medical interpreter and translator through Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She has worked at prominent healthcare institutions in the Bay Area, including the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, where she held positions as a medical interpreter, translator, and language bank coordinator. In her role as an educator, she is committed to creating a nonjudgmental, collaborative classroom environment that is conducive to the development and strengthening of the language and professional skills required in the field.
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