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What makes a high school student pursue a career in translation?

For Jennifer An, it was a move with her mother.

Jennifer says, “We were watching a Korean drama, and the English subtitles were so terrible. I looked at my mom and said, ‘I could do better than that.’”

“So she said, ‘Then why don’t you?’”

So began Jennifer’s journey into the world of translation & interpretation.

Jennifer was a guest on the Move the World with Words podcast recently and talked all about:

  • Why she still does math in Korean
  • Her experience translating for a North Korean defector in college
  • What it was like spending 3 days in a windowless room translating for the military
  • What Move the World with Words means to her

You can find out more about the passionate translators who Move the World With Words by subscribing to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or here.