My road in life has taken me all over.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL.
His parents were immigrants from Mexico—his first language is Spanish and didn’t learn English until he got to kindergarten.
From the age of six, says he inadvertently became an interpreter because knowing a little English meant he could help his family communicate better.
After high school, started working in a hotel and went to college for one semester, but his hard-partying lifestyle eventually forced him to drop out.
As he got older, realized he needed to get his life back on track, so he returned to his passion for helping others bridge the language divide.
He has been a certified interpreter for over 12 years and has worked in legal, medical, immigration, and government settings.
After seeing the injustices and inequalities that certain groups face as a result of the language barrier, began working with a friend to solve the problem of access to interpreters.
In 2016, co-founded Interpreter Tap, an app that provides thousands of certified interpreters authorized to interpret hundreds of languages on demand.
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