Athena Haxton is a legal and conference interpreter certified by the New York State Unified Court System, actively serving on the federal level at the U.S. Department of Justice's Executive Office of Immigration Review. She also works in the NY Civil Court and Connecticut Superior Court (housing stipulations and trials, declarations/sworn testimony, hearings, parole screenings, witness interviews, etc), working both as a freelance and contract interpreter.
In addition to working in the judicial field, she has logged over 100 hours of simultaneous interpreting in the past year, providing reliable on-site and remote service for local and global events, meetings, conferences and workshops, including United Nation's Human Rights and CU Boulder's Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit, Environmental Defense Fund panels for New York Climate Week 2023, California Energy Commission's Lithium Valley Commission meetings, and others. Topics include: infrastructure and strategy development for climate change and other initiatives involving socioeconomic development, sustainable extraction of raw materials and EV battery production and storage, budgets, entrepreneurship, public health and safety, etc.
Other areas of service: social services and education (meetings and seminars addressing mental, behavioral and developmental health), internal communications for companies and corporations, including simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of training sessions, workshops and staff meetings, and written translation of employee manuals, procedural manuals, and public health-related materials.
Athena studied Latin American Literature at Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, Vocal Performance and Composition at The New School University in New York, and received a certificate in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and continues to deepen her knowledge of both languages every day.