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After graduating from MIIS in 2007, Professor Ding passed the conference level interpretation exam for the U.S. State Department. She has been a freelance interpreter ever since and started teaching part time at the institute in 2012. Her courses include consecutive and simultaneous interpretation, as well as sight translation into both Chinese and English.

Professor Ding is a versatile practitioner. She has interpreted for the rich and famous as well as countless unsung heroes in challenging settings such as aboard container ships, cargo planes, police cars, in prisons, on construction sites, at factories, housing projects, laboratories and radiation screening facilities.

In 2020, Professor Ding began to focus on remote interpretation, which has made her well versed in the hardware and software essential to the trade. She is familiar with Cleanfeed, Cymo Booth, GoReact, Interprefy, Kudo, Webex and Zoom. Professor Ding joined the Interpretation Technology Committee at the institute in 2022 and is currently exploring AI tools that can improve interpretation.

Academic Degrees

  • MA in Conference Interpretation, Chinese, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • MA in American Studies, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA in German, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan