2018 Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation

October 6, 2018 The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Novi

Speaker Bios

2018 Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation

Keynote Speaker



Athena Matilsky holds a BA in Spanish interpreting and translation from Rutgers University. She is a Federally Certified Court Interpreter (Spn<>Eng), a Certified Healthcare Interpreter (Spn<>Eng) and an Approved Court Interpreter (Frn<>Eng). She was the recent editor-in-chief of Proteus (NAJIT’s academic publication), and she served as a staff interpreter for the NJ judiciary from 2013-2016.

Currently, she works as a freelance interpreter/translator and trains candidates for the state and federal interpreting exams. She owns her own company, Athena Sky Interpreting, where she coaches students on interpreting technique, and she also frequently collaborates with de la Mora Interpreter Training.

She is currently enrolled in the Master’s in Conference Interpreting program at Glendon College. When she is not studying or teaching, you may find her practicing Acroyoga. 

Website: https://athenaskyinterpreting.com/




Elke Kramer is a native of Germany and came to the US in 1997. She got her undergraduate in International Business in Europe and her graduate degree in Strategic Management in the US. She is the founder and president of Forefront Corporation since 1997, a language services company that covers all major world languages.


Angie Martell is the founder and managing partner of Iglesia Martell Law Firm, PLLC in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is multilingual and has practiced law for over 28 years.

Angie graduated with a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York Law School.