Liz Essary has nearly two decades of experience as a Spanish interpreter in a variety of settings, holding staff interpreter positions from 2004 through 2011. She is certified through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), and through the Indiana Supreme Court Interpreter Certification program. Her graduate work in interpreting included training to work in medical, court, and conference settings.
From 2011 to 2015, Liz served as Language Services Supervisor at Indiana University Health Academic Health Center in Indianapolis. She has spoken in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on quality in interpreter services, advocacy for interpreters, and skills-based training for interpreters. An experienced interpreter trainer since 2009, she taught Bridging the Gap and The Community Interpreter International. Liz taught in the conference interpreting course for interpret2B, a hands-on interpreting program based in Brazil and delivered in the online classroom, and for the healthcare interpreting course for Glendon’s Master of Conference Interpreting program.
Liz holds a B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she was Associate Faculty from 2016 – 2019. She earned a Master’s of Conference Interpreting (MCI) from York University’s Glendon School of Translation in Toronto, where she was adjunct faculty from 2019 – 2021. Liz is currently based in Houston, where she works as a psychotherapist and yoga teacher. She graduated from the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work in 2023.
You can learn about Liz’s training and practice areas as a psychotherapist and interpreting coach on her website.