Fausto Sanchez: Interpreter of the Year

Fausto Sanchez is the recipient of the CHIA Interpreter of the Year award!

CRLA Community Worker Fausto Sanchez is the recipient of the Certified Healthcare Interpreting Association’s Interpreter of the Year award! Fausto is a native Mixtec speaker who immigrated to the US from Oaxaca, Mexico and was once a farmworker himself. After hearing a radio ad expressing a need for court interpreters who speak indigenous languages, Fausto enrolled at the Monterey Institute where he became a certified interpreter. A few years later he heard about CRLA and has been working with us ever since. Many farmworkers speak only indigenous languages and Fausto holds training sessions in Mixtec to help them understand and stand up for their rights. Fausto has made tremendous contributions to CRLA's client communities, and we congratulate him on this award. Read his story in this article from The New Food Economy.

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