In anticipation of the first lecture in our Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the Multilingual Midwest—Yopie Prins’ “Translation for the Community”—we are proud to highlight members of our own translation community.

For our first interview in this series, we had the chance to talk with Kelsey Trotta, a University of Michigan graduate and full-time freelance translator. Kelsey’s prior work includes translating interviews for The New York Times, subtitles for National Geographic docu-series, training videos for multinational corporations, USAID interviews, United Nations documents, legal, medical, and technical documents, vital records, as well as interpretation for asylum seekers. You can find more information about her work here.

Read the full interview here.