My name is Yenesis Rivera. I am a first generation student and rising sophomore at DePaul University. I am working on a Bachelor degree in Spanish with a focus on translation for the court system. As the youngest daughter of a Mexican immigrant household, language has been both an obstacle and priority. I was driven to become a translator because of the personal hardship I witnessed translating for my parents. Through the court system I will be able to help those in similar situations. I hope to find an internship with a translating company to further improve my Spanish and social skills.
Heritage is a huge part of my life that has driven me to pursue a translation career. Due to personal experience of translating for my parents at such a young age, there is a notion to help others who struggle in the same way they did. I desire to work in the court system, specifically with immigration cases. I worked with The National Museum of Mexican Art in the Pilsen neighborhood as a bilingual camp counselor. I am in the search for translation opportunities to further expand my abilities.
Through ANY, I hope to improve as an individual, not only through the extra encouragement but also through gaining confidence in what I do. The two skills I will like to improve on are my social and networking skills which are my weak areas.