Meet the Translator Interpreter Program Board

Co-President, Agency Chair:

Rodrigo Gutierrez

Rodrigo Gutierrez is a sophomore majoring in Nutritional Sciences from Los Angeles, California. He is fluent in Spanish and hopes to learn Portuguese one day. Outside of TIP, Rodrigo is involved in Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, Chemistry Tutoring, a mentor in the Cornell-Universidad de Puerto Rico program, and Club Swimming. In his free time, Rodrigo enjoys swimming, playing piano, and traveling.

Co-President, Incident Coordinator:

Xiaotong Chen

Xiaotong Chen is a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, majoring in Nutritional Science and minoring in East Asian Studies. She speaks Mandarin and English fluently and is thinking about mastering Japanese one day. She loves traveling and meeting new people from diverse backgrounds, and she is very excited to join TIP as the Incident Coordinator. Outside of TIP, Xiaotong is part of Global Medical and Dental Brigade and Alpha Phi Omega. 

Co-President, Treasurer:

Esteban Lopez

Esteban Lopez is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, looking to complete a Biological Sciences major. He speaks Spanish and French and is currently studying Russian. He is ecstatic to be joining as treasurer and to be volunteering with TIP in the Cornell and Ithaca communities. He is also involved in Naval ROTC and Cornell University Emergency Medical Service.

Publicity Chair:

Yujia Zhang

Yujia Zhang is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, planning to study mathematics and German studies with a minor in physics. She joined TIP in her freshman year as a volunteer and later became Chair of Publicity. Born and raised in China, and having learned foreign languages since young, she understands the importance of language as an essential means of communication that connects people of different cultural backgrounds. In the upcoming year she is very excited to get more Cornellians involved in serving the Ithaca community with their language skills. Besides TIP she is also involved in the German Club and conducts research, and loves to cook with her friends.


Faculty Chair:

Xiaoxuan (Skiva) Wang (Abroad)

Skiva Wang is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Statistical Science and Economics. She joined TIP in her freshman year as a volunteer translator and interpreter between English and Chinese Mandarin, her native language. She joined the board as Faculty Chair in April, and returns this semester to get more involved in the TIP executive board with the passion to meet new people and be inspired. Outside of TIP, Skiva is a member of the Cornell University Chorale, and helps host the weekly coffee hour for the International Students and Scholars Office. She also enjoys playing the piano, and reading in the two languages she speaks.

 Volunteer Coordinator:

Annie Li

Annie Li is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, and she is thinking of majoring in Biology and minoring in Global Health or Spanish. She speaks both fluent English and Chinese and is currently working on being able to speak fluent Spanish someday. She loves learning new languages and meeting new people, and she is happy to join TIP as a Volunteer Coordinator. Besides being involved with TIP, she also likes to apply makeup for the Cornell Fashion Collective fashion shows and knit for the local Cancer Resource Center through Knit with Care. 

Event Planning Chair:

Duoer Jia

Duoer Jia is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is thinking about double major in Computer Science and Performing and Media Arts. She speaks Mandarin, which is her mother language, and English. She is very excited to apply her past experiences in organizing events as TIP Event Planning Chair. Besides TIP, she is also part of International Student Union, Cog Dog Theater Troupe, and Guac Traveling Magazine on campus.

Join the TIP Executive Board!

The Translator Interpreter Program is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Treasurer 
  • Agency Training Chair
  • Volunteer Training Chair
  • Incident Coordinator
  • Faculty Chair
  • Apply here.

About TIP

Translator Interpreter Program (TIP) is a student-run program that addresses the language needs of the Cornell and Ithaca communities. TIP trains its interpreters and translators for emergency and non-emergency situations in the Ithaca and Tompkins County communities. TIP seeks volunteers from the Cornell and Ithaca communities to act as translators/interpreters in emergency and on-emergency situations.

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