Melinda González-Hibner is a state and federally certified court interpreter (English<> Spanish). Her interpreting career has been diverse, covering conference, court, and community assignments at all levels. In 2004, she became the first full-time Court Interpreter Program Administrator for the Colorado Judicial Department. Currently, she is the staff interpreter for the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In addition to her state and federal certifications, Melinda is qualified by the U.S. Department of State. She is the Chair of ATA’s Interpretation Policy Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Board of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators and the ASTM F-43 Language Interpreting Subcommittee. She is a founding member and past co-chair of the Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters and a current member of the Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators. Melinda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.