Carolina Ester Zelaya

Freelance interpreter. Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CCHI) - Certified Medical Interpreter (NBCMI), Empire Language Solutions.

Sacramento, United States
Carolina Ester Zelaya


I am a Spanish Certified Medical & Spanish Healthcare Interpreter, through both NBCMI and CCHI, with extensive training and knowledge of human anatomy, common and complex medical terminology, medical diagnosis, diseases, and treatments, including but not limited to psychological, psychiatric evaluations, and workers compensation related assignments. 
Living in cross-cultural settings have equipped me with an unique ability to transcend cultural borders, and to connect with people of various backgrounds, to think like them and talk like them, this ability allows me to assess and intervene as an intercultural mediator when communication is compromised by underlying assumptions and culturally bound messages.

  • A: Spanish
  • B: English

Additional Services


I gladly advise on the mode of interpreting that is best suited to the planned event.

I organize multilingual teams for all languages on client's behalf.

I am available as an Over the Phone Interpreter as well as Video remote Interpreter.

I also translate conference material upon request.

▪ Areas of Expertise:

Workers Compensation - QME, PQME, AME, IME -

Immigration proceedings - Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJS) & EOIR cases -

Psychology, Psychiatric, Medical, Dental, and Mental Health, Occupational, Speech & Physical Therapy, Cardiology, Oncology, ER, Gynecology, and Pediatrics.

Professional memberships

CHIA, California Healthcare Interpreting Association, United States of America view profile