| by Stephen Diehl

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Celine Browning
Celine Browning, ATA rising star.

The American Translators Association (ATA) presented its 2021 Rising Star Award to Institute alum Céline C. Browning MACI ’14 at its annual awards presentation on October 29 during the ATA62 Annual Conference in Minneapolis. 

According to the ATA, the Rising Star Award “recognizes an early-career translator, interpreter, or entity that is seen as having already ‘made a mark’ on ATA and seen as having great potential to positively impact ATA and the language professions in the future.”

Browning, who is headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a Japanese/English conference interpreter and translator, serving clients throughout the United States and around the world through her company, Found in Translation. She also serves as a contract interpreter with the U.S. Department of State.

“MIIS helped create a strong foundation for me to build my career upon, and once I joined the ATA and the JLD, getting involved was such a natural progression of events,” said Browning. “Receiving an award for my contributions to the JLD and ATA is a tremendous honor, but this would not have been possible without my many devoted colleagues who put their all into helping create the change we see today. ATA has created a second home for me where I am constantly surrounded and stimulated by extraordinary colleagues.”

Browning has worked for a wide variety of assignments, including for the popular Japanese organizing superstar Marie Kondo. Watch Browning translate for Kondo during a segment at the home of Jenna Bush Hager on NBC’s Today.