Meet the Translator Interpreter Program Board


 President:

Paola Camacho-Lemus

Paola Camacho-Lemus is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, double-majoring in Asian Studies and Religious Studies. She speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese. She is very passionate about social justice issues pertaining to language inaccessibility and is an active volunteer translator and interpreter within TIP's database. Before coming to Cornell, she was a volunteer community interpreter for more than 4 years and hopes to continue to work towards bridging language barriers wherever her career leads her. Outside of TIP, she is the Cultural Chair of MEChA and the senior advisor of the Language Expansion Program.


Co-president & Incident Coordinator:

Kathrin Kajderowicz

Kathrin Kajderowicz is a Science & Technology Studies major and Biology & Philosophy double minor who is passionate about biotechnology. Besides serving as co-President and Incident Coordinator for the Translator Interpreter Program for the past two years, she is involved with Phi Delta Epsilon, Cornell Ambassadors, and Alpha Phi Omega. In addition to English, Kathrin speaks Polish fluently and loves to travel to new countries and learn about new cultures. 

 


 

Volunteer Coordinator:

Ming Zhe Choong

Ming Zhe Choong is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Sociology and Chemistry, and minoring in Inequality Studies, Law and Society, and Demography. He hails from Singapore, a sunny city-state in Southeast Asia, and is keen to pursue a career in public service. Prior to joining the TIP E-board, he served on the E-board of the Cornell Singapore Students Association. He now serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for TIP.

 


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

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.

 

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

Please email translator@cornell.edu for the application!

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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