Darsy Amaya is a certified medical interpreter and a Core Staff member of Interpreting Services at a pediatric hospital. Darsy shares what her job is like and how her cultural background and bilingual skills enable her to advocate for patients and to connect with her community. She is originally from Honduras and grew up in NYC. She has enjoyed living and working in Columbus, Ohio as an interpreter for almost 15 years. Additionally, she owns a jewelry business.
In the videos below, Darsy provides insight into the community connection that comes with interpreting, shares some of her favorite stories from the job, and gives tips on entering the profession and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Stories from the Hospital:
Entering the Profession:
Work and Life Balance: