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Fatima Cornwall

Fatima Cornwall, Spanish language coordinator for the Department of World Languages, and Diana Arbiser, a Boise State alumna, recently presented a session, “Tips and Strategies for Successful Team Interpreting,” at the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators 39th annual conference in San Francisco, California.

Vanesa Bell and Heather Hagen, Idaho court certified interpreters, also attended the conference. They, along with Cornwall and Arbiser, attended sessions on ethics and vocabulary development (on forensic drug analysis, toxicology, immigration, and other subjects). They also had the opportunity to practice their consecutive and simultaneous interpretation skills. The group returns to Idaho with more than 45 hours of education combined to enhance their work in courtrooms.

Boise State faculty Fatima Cornwall
(from left to right) Fatima Cornwall, Diana Arbiser and Vanessa Bell (Heather Hagen not pictured).