Faculty

Eric Bishop

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Eric Bishop is a certified state and federal court interpreter who received his training at the Monterey Institute for International Studies. Mr. Bishop holds a Master's Degree in Spanish, and is the director of the Spanish/English Interpretation program.

 


Carol Palacio

Carol Palacio

Carol Palacio was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and began studying Spanish at a young age. She went on to earn a BA degree in Spanish from UC Davis and an MA in Spanish from CSU Sacramento. During that time she completed extensive studies in Spain and Mexico. She became court certified as a Spanish-English interpreter in May of 1999 and currently is a full-time Court Interpreter with San Mateo County Superior Court. She also has contracted as an interpreter with the US Department of State since 2001. She enjoys travelling and studying new languages and cultures. She has lived and worked in Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, Brazil, and Mexico and is currently a student of the French language and culture.

 


Marta Riesen

Marta Riesen

Marta Riesen is a state-certified court interpreter who received her training at San Francisco State University. She holds a master's degree in linguistics and teaching and her experience includes teaching ESL and Linguistics at the State University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. She has taught Spanish as a second language at USF and private schools and worked as elementary teacher for the San Francisco Unified School District.