Gloria Rivera, one of the top medical interpreter trainers at the UA's National Center for Interpretation, has received the 2018 Trainer of the Year Award from the California Healthcare Interpreter Association.
Rivera, a certified medical interpreter, conference interpreter and translator, has worked as an instructor and contributed to curriculum development for NCI for the past three years.
A native Spanish speaker from Peru, Rivera obrained her medical degree from the Universidad San Martin de Porres of Lima. Her medical training allowed her to gather experience in different settings, including pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/Gyn, mental health, general surgery, and other specialties. She holds a Professional Certificate of Translation and Interpretation from UCSD Extension.
Rivera is an instructor for both the NCI customized health care interpreter training programs conducted with organizations like Tucson Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center in New Mexico and NCI's Online Seminars for Medical Interpreters.
The National Center for Interpretation, a leader in the field of interpreter training and testing, has trained more than 400 healthcare interpreters.