This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Marilyn Lovo

Language Access Manager
Washington DC
Marilyn Lovo is the language access manager at Ayuda, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, that provides direct legal, social, and language access services to low-income immigrants. Marilyn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication from Stevenson University. As Ayuda’s language access manager, Marilyn trains interpreters, educates service providers, and arranges interpretation and translation for 80 nonprofit organizations throughout the DC Metropolitan area. Marilyn oversees a team of three coordinators responsible for administering two publicly funded interpreter banks whose purpose is to ensure that legal and victim services nonprofits in the District and surrounding jurisdictions can serve all clients, regardless of the languages they use to communicate. In addition, she recruits and selects interpreters to work in legal settings outside of the courtroom and victim services settings and designs, coordinates, and delivers trainings for legal and victim services professionals on best practices regarding interpretation, language access, and using Ayuda’s interpreter banks.