Their paths were different, but Johnson City interpreters Daniela Dau and Courtney Cevallos are dedicated to using language to break down barriers in the court system.

Dau was born into the Spanish language as a native of Chile, and can usually identify herself as the only Latina next to the judge’s bench. Cevallos, with her blonde hair, blue eyes and pale complexion, takes a moment longer to convince her clients that she’s qualified for her job.

Published in 2018