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Saharai is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter™ with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and has expertise in worker's compensation.
Prior to pursuing interpretation, Mrs. Trejo worked as a Bilingual Family Support Specialist at Southwest Human Development within the Early Head Start Program (serving pregnant, infant, and toddler patients). While working with a high LEP population, Mrs. Trejo realized the need and importance of having qualified professional interpreters in the community. She encountered cases where incompetent interpreting services significantly delayed the appropriate medical care for those she served.
Mrs. Trejo completed her training in Medical Interpretation (Spanish) at Estrella Mountain Community College. She successfully met the requirements to interpret in a professional manner according to the national standards of practice for interpreters in health care.
She completed her externship at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (a level-one trauma center and one of the top 25 neurology and neurosurgery hospitals in the United States) located in Phoenix, Arizona. During her externship, Mrs. Trejo demonstrated her command of advanced interpretation techniques in a rich variety of clinical settings and helped medical providers communicate with their patients effectively and also acted as a cultural mediator when necessary.