Despina is a Certified Interpreter and Translator (English>Greek) with over nine years’ experience. She works full time as a medical interpreter alongside a variety of medical, nursing and other allied health specialists. Despina has been a member of the Victorian/Tasmanian branch committee since 2016. During this time she has served in various roles such as Communications, Promotions and Public Relations Officer and as Professional Development Coordinator. She was given the opportunity to support the Organising Committee of the Melbourne Mini-Conference in 2016 and also to co-chair the Organising Committee of the National Conference in 2019. She is also part of the Organising Committee for the 2nd International Conference on Community Translation 2019 in Melbourne. Despina has a thorough understanding of all aspects of organising professional development events and is passionate about quality as well as strengthening collaborations between the stakeholders within the T&I industry. Despina fervently supports lifelong learning and as a matter of fact, she is currently completing a Master of Translating and Interpreting at RMIT University. Her previous training includes a Bachelor in History and Archaeology and Diploma of Italian. Other than that, Despina is fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to assist with various research projects that are set to deliver major improvements both in the quality of interpreting and of the technology used.