Rafael Treviño, M.A., NIC Advanced, BEI Trilingual Master, is originally from a small town in Central Florida, where his family ran a Mexican bakery and convenience store. He studied Spanish, translation and court interpreting at Florida International University in Miami, and received his M.A. in Spanish Translation and Interpreting from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. His master’s project explored Seleskovitch’s concept of “deverbalization” through the lens of psycholinguistics. He has collaborated on several research projects related to trilingual (ASL, Spanish, English) interpreting, especially in video relay service settings, and published articles and presented at conferences on the subject.
In addition to being a researcher, Rafael was also the coordinator of the A.S. in ASL-English Interpreting at Miami Dade College, and he has led training programs in the U.S. and Mexico for sign language interpreters, including the development of curricula.