Waleska Bonthrone Owner, Online & Onsite Trainer at Spanish For All Austin, L.L.C.
Native Spanish Speaker
Graduated Speech Therapist from Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala city.
400 hours of supervised practicum as Speech Therapist in Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala city.
Certification Medical Administrative Insurance Technician from Intecap and Agis
Graduated Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from the University of Phoenix.
Berlitz Spanish Proficiency test - Professional level with full credits
48 hours Healthcare Interpreter Training from TAHIT
Waleska acquired over the last 10 years to present, a diversified healthcare experience through a relative's illnesses from an aggressive cancer to a bypass procedure to mention some; considering many hospitals in Louisiana and Texas as their second home. These experiences of so many years dealing with doctors, nurses, hospitals administrators, laboratories, rehabilitation staff, medical devices companies, pharmacists, home care services, insurance companies, and being a "chance interpreter" during those past years for family members of three different languages and cultures (English, Spanish, Italian) became the base of 40 hours Healthcare Interpreter Training. Over 16 years of experience in the Education and Business fields working with diverse ages, and ethnics. Waleska worked as teacher and speech therapist helping people to achieve goals and improve their rehabilitation prognostics with excellent results, and mutual satisfaction.
Volunteer Experience & Causes
The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) Former Chair of Board Of Directors, Member Board of Directors, 2015 -2016
International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) Texas Chapter Former Vice-Chair, Former Chair, 2016 -2016
Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (TAHIT) Board member, Secretary 2014-2018
Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association (AATIA) Board member, Former Director of Membership 2014-2015
Leander ISD since 2010 to 2016
Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston, Inc. (MSRH) since 2007 to present
Canyon Ridge Middle School PTA Publicity Chair 2011-2012