Get to know the leaders who work enthusiastically to meet all your language needs!
Founder & CEO
Translation Project Manager
Yazmin is a certified Spanish interpreter registered with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. She also holds a Court Interpretation and Translation Certificate from UCLA Extension, earned with distinction, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Argosy University, making her uniquely well-placed to understand both linguists and clients.
- One of few medical interpreters to hold dual certifications, CCHI and CMI
- Customer-centered approach and a commitment to help each and every client
- Well-respected by both clients and team members
After a decade in the corporate finance industry, Yazmin took a leap of faith from a prosperous executive position to forge a career with more meaning, purpose and focus. Starting from scratch, she went back to school at UCLA Extension where she graduated top of her class. Her unwavering sense of ambition, combined with a results-driven determination, quickly earned her a reputation as a seasoned leader in the industry.
Yazmin prides herself on creating authentic relationships with her clients, peers, and colleagues, and is on a mission to build an esteemed, go-to brand that her valued clients can always trust.
She is a proud member of the following interpreting associations:
- International Medical Interpreters Association, IMIA
- California Healthcare Interpreting Association, CHIA
- American Translators Association, ATA
Yazmin considers herself a cheerleader: Always there to energize and empower her team to deliver outstanding results. She promotes empathy, dignity and fairness in the workplace to help guide her team through any challenges and ensure they feel valued as team members. She truly puts the “cheer” in “cheerleader.”
Translation Project Manager
Jam is a Project Manager at CIS, working with organizations to get their message across. Having lived in countries across the world, she knows first-hand what it’s like to struggle to communicate. This is what drives her to help individuals, families and businesses in need of language assistance.
- Grew up with bilingual family members and has lived around the world
- A calm, collected and mindful approach to the most challenging tasks
- Seeks to build and maintain meaningful relationships with clients and colleagues
At a young age, Jam developed communication skills in English, Tagalog, Ilokano and Pangasinense. Her interest in language and dialects led her to study linguistics and, after graduating, she began working for a business processing outsourcing company. Her English speaking abilities meant she was able to quickly progress and she began tutoring international professionals from Korea and Japan. A spell in the realty industry then saw Jam venture into the world of translating and interpreting.
Jam finds working with clients and getting to know the ins and outs of their business to be very interesting and rewarding. Above all, one of her favorite things about work is the relationships she gets to build with organizations and colleagues.
As a person, Jam could be described as a meditator. Not only does she seek harmony and meaning in her work, but she truly wants to help everyone that she meets.
Graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree majoring in Financial Management.