Interpreter and Translator
Hilda Gutiérrez is a native of the Rio Grande Valley and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. The Valley is a unique community where culture and language expression in English and Spanish exist symbiotically. Many of Hilda’s family members are monolingual Spanish speakers living in the U.S., including her mother. As a result, Hilda is personally invested in ensuring language access to monolingual Spanish speakers. Hilda began her contract work as an interpreter in 2006 when she was living in New Mexico where she received her Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She began to translate documents from English to Spanish then to offer simultaneous interpretation at social justice events. She was formally trained as a Social Justice Interpreter in 2014 and joined the Austin Language Justice Collective later that year. On her free time, she loves to cook, practice yoga and go on nature walks with close friends.