Elena M. de Jongh is a state and federally certified court interpreter, author, consultant, and educator. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Spanish language and literature from Tulane University. Professor de Jongh has received a number of scholarships for her research in court interpreting, Spanish literature and Cuban women writers, including two Fulbright-Hays grants and an American Association of University Women fellowship for research in Spain. She is the author of several books as well as numerous articles on court interpreting and Hispanic literature that have been published in the U.S. and abroad. Prof. de Jongh has interpreted in the U.S. district courts since 1985. She has served on the Federal Court Interpreter Advisory Board and the Florida Supreme Court Interpreter Certification Board. Dr. de Jongh has been a reviewer, lead rater, a rater trainer for federal court interpreter certification examinations, and an exam rater for the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts.