Yael Balandrano Wins Inaugural AUSIT Student Excellence Award

26 Nov 2015

At a conference held on 13 November, The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) presented UNSW Arts & Social Sciences student Yael Balandrano with its inaugural Student Excellence Award.

AUSIT is the national association for the translating and interpreting profession. Recognising the interpreting and translation student who has achieved the best results in his or her studies, this is the first time that the Student Excellence Award has been offered.

Yael is an international student from Mexico who's desire for a career change has brought him to Australia, where he has successfully completed a Master of Translation and Interpreting at UNSW. His combination of motivation, hard work, advanced bilingual skills and natural ability helped him achieve success in his studies and gain NAATI accreditation at Translator (in both directions) and Interpreter levels. He has equally excelled in conference interpreting including work at the World Parks Congress alongside organisations like NASA and National Geographic.

"Yael is a most deserving recepient of the AUSIT student prize, and we congratulate him on his success." Associate Professor Ludmila Stern, School of Humanities and Languages.

The Award includes a one year Candidate membership to AUSIT.