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Karine Bachelier

Interpreting Manager

Growing up in Brisbane in the 80s, Karine was raised in a proudly multicultural family. Her first experience of interpreting was on behalf of her grandparents. They came from La Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean, and neither of them was proficient in English.

"It just always seemed natural for me to pursue languages," Karine said. "Being able to help people understand each other is a great feeling and providing quality interpreting became my focus since I started out in my career."

After completing her training as a conference interpreter and translator at the University of New South Wales, Karine has carved out a truly impressive career. She spent most of her adult life in New Caledonia, where she worked full-time as the official interpreter and translator for the Government of New Caledonia.

Upon returning to Australia, Karine successfully obtained a Master of Research in Interpreting Studies, contributing to some of the latest research in the field of multicultural communications. She continued to expand her portfolio of work as a NAATI-credentialed Conference Interpreter, all while training the next generation of linguists at Monash University and RMIT University.

Now, as Ethnolink's Interpreting Manager, Karine is bringing her wealth of knowledge and industry expertise to the development of our state-of-the-art Interpreting Service. She is passionate about upholding the 3 principles of Ethnolink Interpreting — Education, Communication and Fairness & Equity.

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