Gabriela E Siebach
Trainer | Mentor | Consultant | Spanish Interpreter & Translator
Gabriela Siebach, Director of Interpreting Services at Cesco Linguistic Services and Adjunct Professor at UMass - Amherst, has accumulated more than 15 years of professional experience as a linguist, interpreter, translator, trainer, coach, and mentor. She has spearheaded the development of multiple training and assessment programs throughout her career. Gabriela holds a graduate degree in Spanish translation and interpretation from the world-renowned Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Gabriela also Co-chairs the American Association of Interpreters and Translators in Education Job Task Analysis Committee, sits on the American Translators Association Government Division Leadership Council and Interpretation Profession Advisory Committee, and volunteers on several initiatives of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care Policy, Education & Research Committee. She is also a member of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters, National Language Service Corps, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, and ASTM.
Spanish/ English Native Fluency
Title VI, Section 1557, IDEA Trained
Confidentiality (HIPAA, HITECH, FERPA)
FEBRUARY 2021 – PRESENT | CESCO LINGUISTIC SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF INTERPRETING SERVICES
Oversee all interpreting services operations for remote and onsite community and conference interpreting.
CONFERENCE INTERPRETING SERVICES MANAGER
Oversee and execute all phases of conference interpreting Services, ensuring accurate delivery of services per client specifications and company standard operating procedures.
Provide English <> Spanish conference interpreting services.
AUGUST 2016 – PRESENT | SELF-EMPLOYED
INTERPRETER, TRANSLATOR & LANGUAGE ACCESS CONSULTANT
Provide freelance interpreting, translation, and language access consulting services to individuals and organizations with legislative, regulatory, and accreditation language access requirements.
SEPTEMBER 2012 – JULY 2020 | MASTERWORD SERVICES INC.
LANGUAGE ACCESS, TRAINING, ASSESSMENTS & MANAGEMENT
Support strategic solution development to help organizations and institutions meet legislative and regulatory requirements for language & communication access. Spearheaded training and assessment development for interpreters.
FEBRUARY 2011 – SEPTEMBER 2012 | HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Translated district communication & media; provided simultaneous & consecutive interpreting at meetings, assemblies, and other district events; and collaborated on media marketing projects by providing translated scripts & voiceovers.
JULY 2005 – JULY 2010 | U.S. ARMY
Served as Mission Supervisor at NSA-CSS Hawaii managing a team of intelligence and language analyst in support of the Global War on Terrorism joint efforts. Analyzed and translated information into English and provided written translations of spoken language. As Company Command Language Program Manager, managed language training and testing for 35 linguists achieving 75% increase in DLPT5 pass rate.
DECEMBER 2021 | THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA
ENGLISH/SPANISH CERTIFIED COURT INTERPRETER
MAY 2018 | MIDDLEBURY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
M. A. IN SPANISH TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION
APRIL 2013 | CERTIFICATION COMMISSION FOR HEALTHCARE INTERPRETERS (CCHI)
SPANISH CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE INTERPRETER (SPANISH CHI)
MAY 2010 | THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE
B. A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES
SEPTEMBER 2006 | DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER (DLI-FLC)
A. A. IN TAGALOG
2022 – PRESENT | NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUDICIARY INTERPRETERS & TRANSLATORS (NAJIT)
2021 – PRESENT | AMERICAN TRANSLATORS ASSOCIATION
Serving on the Leadership Council of the Government Division. Member of the Interpreters, Educators, and Spanish Divisions.
2021 – PRESENT | ASTM INTERNATIONAL
2020 – PRESENT | AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERPRETERS & TRANSLATORS IN EDUCATION (AAITE)
Serving as Co-Chair of the Job Task Analysis Committee.
2019 – PRESENT | NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INTERPRETING IN HEALTH CARE (NCIHC)
Served a 2-year term on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chair of the Policy, Education, and Research Committee.