Donna Whitman is a native Tucsonan. She graduated from the University of Arizona earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Romance Languages. Having immigrated to Mexico in 1971, she had two children, Alejandro and Arturo Alcantara. As Director of Interpreter Services with Arizona Superior Court in Pima County, she worked for 32 years coordinating language services for the court system in Tucson. She also worked as an interpreter practitioner, which was her first love professionally. She is federally certified by the Administrative Offices of the United States District Courts. Donna also teaches interpretation and translation at the University of Arizona as adjunct faculty. In her spare time, Donna works as a free-lance interpreter specializing in forensic evaluations and she loves to travel with her husband Frank Valenzuela. Donna’s other loves are her dogs Franny & Samba, and serving on the boards of Tucson Mexico Sister Cities, Tucson-Pima Women’s Commission and the Puerto Peñasco Youth Sports Foundation in Rocky Point Mexico.
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