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