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Raquel A. Kline

Language Consultant

(260) 426-6764 (ext. 406)
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Raquel was born and raised in Nicaragua and moved to the United States in 2002. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English as a Second Language Education and Translation from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, and BA with a major in Spanish from Indiana University. Raquel worked as a medical interpreter and translator for medical groups and other NGO’s doing missionary work in Nicaragua. She met her husband in Nicaragua, got married, and moved to the United States in 2002.

In the United States, Raquel has been working as an interpreter and translator for the past fifteen years. She has extensive training and experience as a medical, legal, and community interpreter and translator. Previous work experience includes working at Ezkenazi (Wishard) Hospital as a Spanish Medical Interpreter, Beacon (Memorial) Hospital – Spanish medical interpreter and Doula, coordinator for Tobacco Free Program, and International Parent Teacher Association at United Hispanic Americans, Inc., Community development coordinator – Hispanic mentoring initiative with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and freelance interpreter and translator.

As the director of Language Service Network (LSN), Raquel is in charge of assessing and developing language access guidelines focusing on education, advocacy, collaboration, and training to deliver quality interpretation and translation services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) immigrant and refugee populations living in the Fort Wayne community. Presently, she works with St. Joseph Community Health Foundation part-time as a Language Consultant.

Raquel has a passion and commitment for serving the community and is actively involved with different local not for profit organizations such as: Super Shots, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Multicultural Council of Greater Fort Wayne, YMCA, and the Hispanic Leadership Coalition.