Orlando Obeso, a native New Mexican and first generation American, grew up in Roswell, New Mexico in a Spanish-speaking home. After graduating from Roswell High School, Orlando moved to Albuquerque, NM where he attended the University of New Mexico (UNM) and double majored in Linguistics and Signed Language Interpreting. He is currently a graduate student at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in interpretation and translation in Spanish-English. Orlando has a passion for trilingual interpreting and trilingual interpreter education and hopes to improve services for Deaf and Spanish-speaking communities through the development of trilingual interpreters. He is a National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) trainer and the membership chair for Mano a Mano Inc., the national trilingual interpreting organization in the United States.