06 May Meet the Editors 2020
Editor-in-Chief of Proteus
Salua Kamerow is a Colombian lawyer, Master of Laws from Penn State University, and Master of Science in Translation from New York University. She grew up with Spanish, Arabic (Lebanese) and English, and currently she is working on her Modern Standard Arabic at Penn State. She is a freelance writer and translator and she lives in State College where she volunteers her knowledge and expertise for her community. She is an avid traveler rambling fearlessly around the world. She has two columns about travel, one in Spanish in KienyKe, and one in English in the Centre Daily Times. Follow her journey on Instagram @culozunga as she makes mistakes, so you don’t have to
Editors of Proteus
Arianna M. Aguilar has a degree in communication and graphic arts. She honed her interpreting skills through hands-on experience and training in the legal, mental health, education, and childcare fields. She is a Master Certified Spanish Court Interpreter in North Carolina, and a Certified Medical Interpreter. Besides those certifications, she is an interpreter trainer and a published author. Her book “Mental Health Interpreting: Unique Challenges and Practical Solutions” is now available on Amazon.
Andre Moskowitz, FCCI, CT (Berkeley, California, USA, 1962) is a Spanish-language federally certified court interpreter (as of 2000) and a California State Court certified interpreter (as of 2001), who since 1997 has been a staff interpreter at the San Francisco Immigration Court. He is also a translator, hispanist, lexicographer and dialectologist who has published extensively in the areas of Spanish lexical dialectology and Spanish lexicography. Currently, Moskowitz is compiling an online dictionary of Mexican Spanish. Considered an expert on Spanish dialects and Spanish-language variation, he has given over 20 presentations at American Translators Association (ATA) annual conferences on Spanish-language variation and how these relate to translation and interpretation. Moskowitz taught English in Colombia and Ecuador for four years, and has a BA in Humanities from Johns Hopkins University (1984), an MA in Translation Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center (1988), and a second MA in Spanish (with a minor in Portuguese) from the University of Florida (1995). He is an ATA-certified Portuguese>English and Spanish<>English translator, and since 2006 has been a grader of the Spanish>English examination in the ATA Certification Program. He is also an editor/proofreader for Proteus, the magazine of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), and for Intercambios, the newsletter of ATA’s Spanish Language Division.
Kathleen Shelly, a Delaware and Maryland translator and interpreter certified by the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts, has worked as a professional interpreter and translator for the past 20 years. She has a master’s degree plus doctoral work in Latin American literature from the Ohio State University and was a college professor for 12 years. A member of NAJIT since 2005, she has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors and a co-editor of Proteus, and always welcomes the opportunity to work to promote the interpreting profession. She is also a member of ATA, the Delaware Valley Translators Association and the Modern Language Association. She works currently as the contract staff interpreter for the courts of Sussex County, Delaware.