Tesfa M Araya

Tesfa M Araya

Tesfa M Araya

Email Address tesfaaraya@gmail.com

Level Professional

Languages Amharic

Native Language English

Specializations Workers’ Compensation, Insurance, Immigration, Telephonic, Legal/Court Interpreting, Depositions/Arbitrations, Medical, Educational, Community, Conference, Translation (written to written)

Years of Experience 20

Biography Colorado State OLA Certified in Amharic (Ethiopian) SOSi Certified for Tigrinya (Ethiopian, Eritrean) 09/94-08/98 MS – Health Care Systems University of Denver, Denver, CO 09/74-06/78 BS – Sociology (Criminal Justice) Missouri State University, Springfield, MO Employment History: 06/96-Present - Interpreter/Translator in Amharic & Tigrinya (Part-time Full-time) as an Independent Contractor for All Colorado Courts and court affiliated agencies, Medical facilities, Law Firms and Refugee and Foster Family adminstrators. 08/10-Present SOSi and LionBridge contract interpreter (Tigrinya Language) for EOIR in Colorado but mostly by traveling to the Boarder States and Detention Facility States. (CA, TX, AZ, OR, WA, MN, UT) 04/03-08/08 Owned and Operated a Wine Store in Castle Rock (CO) 10/80-01/98 Worked for University of Denver in various capacities: Account Technician, Loan Counselor, Student Advisor 10/99-03/03 Health Policy Research Associate, Center for Health Services and Policy Research @ University of Colorado H.S.


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