“Yvette Citizen has been simultaneously interpreting Chopra Center events since 2009. At our workshops and seminars, she seamlessly interprets specialized vocabulary in a myriad of topics, ranging from quantum physics and medical terminology to Ayurvedic cooking and the poetry of Hafiz. Our Spanish-speaking participants consistently praise Yvette's precise and high quality interpretation. She has been a crucial element in our ability to impart the teachings of the Chopra Center to our Spanish-speaking guests. We are fortunate to have her on our team, she is the best!”

~Amanda Ringnalda, Director of Operations & Events  the-chopra-center-logo



“I want to take this opportunity to comment on what an extraordinary court interpreter Yvette Citizen is.  She is a gifted interpreter, who translates with ease. She is very respectful in court. She has a trait which I greatly appreciate--she is so unobtrusive that it is possible to almost forget that translation services are being given.

~John R.



The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts contracted with Yvette in 2011 to provide advanced training to our Spanish court interpreters. Our goal was to offer a workshop to prepare our staff and contractors for the difficulties of interpreting for expert witnesses, and we turned to Yvette because of her excellent reputation in the field. Yvette not only delivered an excellent workshop, but her charismatic and humorous teaching style also made her an instant favorite with our interpreters. The workshop was a resounding success, and we are looking forward to working with Yvette in Kentucky for years to come. On behalf of the Court Interpreting Division of Kentucky’s Administrative Office of the Courts, we highly recommend Yvette Citizen as a master-level interpreter trainer. She is, without a doubt, one of the best in the industry!

~Joshua C. Elliott, USCCI, M.A. Supervisor
KY AOC Spanish Interpreting Division
Ervin Dimeny, J.D., Manager
KY Court Interpreting Services



You are an exemplary colleague whom I hope to turn to as a resource not only in skill development, but also your years of experience in the field and various settings in which you have practiced. I'm glad you're not only actively working in the field, but also educating those of us who follow.

~Larry H.



“Yvette Citizen has been an integral part of the National Center for Interpretation (NCI) interpreter training and testing team for over 14 years. In addition to her work in developing and assessing a wide array of material for NCI's interpreter testing and training programs, Yvette teaches numerous workshops for the NCI throughout the United States in Medical, Legal, and Business Interpreting and Translation and is a core faculty member of the renowned Agnese Haury Court Interpreter Training Institute. She also regularly assists NCI by providing professional testing services as well as simultaneous and consecutive interpretation services for international conferences and university events. On a consistent basis, students and workshop participants give her the highest evaluations regarding her mastery of language and interpreting skills, her enthusiasm, and her accessible teaching style. Yvette is a consummate, skilled professional, and the National Center for Interpretation looks forward to continuing working with her in the future.

~The University of Arizona
National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research & Policy



I wanted to take a moment to thank and commend you for last weekend’s excellent and enjoyable presentation/training during the Advanced Interpreting Skill Building Workshop.  I sure got my money’s worth! With the current economy, I hesitated spending the money and the time this seminar required. But I am rather pleased with my decision. This weekend provided me (and my peers) with essential information, tremendous resources and--best of all--a plan of action to prepare for the Federal Court Interpreter Certification test. The latter once seemed like a daunting task, but now has become an attainable goal. I’d like to thank you for the work you are doing. It is a noble job indeed, providing interpreters with the necessary tools to do our job, as we must.

~Anna S., State Court Interpreter
Advanced Skill Building Workshop
Phoenix, AZ



I would like to personally thank you for your invaluable contributions. The students in both the Agnese Haury Institute for Interpretation and the Professional Language Development Program clearly benefited greatly, not only from your wealth of interpreting knowledge, but also from your natural teaching abilities. Thank you, Yvette, for your generous efforts. You are a consummate professional and a wonderful teacher.

~Dr. Roseann Dueñas Gonzalez
Director of the Agnese Haury Institute for Interpretation
Director of the National Center for Interpretation, Training & Testing,
The University of Arizona


I just wanted to thank you for doing such a fantastic job of running the Federal Oral Exam Workshop in Los Angeles. I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much. You have a knack for making people feel at ease and getting them to participate.

~Alejandra G., Seminar Participant
Federal Court Interpreters Certification Exam Workshop
Los Angeles, CA



I wanted to thank you for an amazing seminar! The information you gave us is very important to me because I want to be as prepared as possible for the federal exam. Again, I would like to say, "muchas gracias" for your efforts and for making the class fun, interesting and very worth it."  

~Mylene G., Seminar Participant
Federal Court Interpreters Certification Exam Workshop
Los Angeles, CA



“I would like to thank you for the interpretation training. Your planning, dedication, and hard work was evident and very much appreciated. The IRC in Tucson recognizes you as a valuable community member who understands the importance of service to refugees and the diversity of peoples. You are a consummate professional and did an excellent job; we were lucky to have you. Our interpreters were very thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow; and that is all thanks to you. We thank you once again for your exemplary service in benefit of the refugee community and hope to work with you again in the future.”

~Jeffrey A. Cornish, Executive Director
The International Rescue Committee
Tucson, AZ









Interpretation & Translation Services

Our recent experiences have included:

High profile criminal trials • Medical conferences • Training courses for refugee interpreters • Implementing interpreter training as part of high school Spanish classes • Training & testing for medical interpreters in hospital settings in bilingual communities



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