Team Category: Translators

Dinh Tran – Vietnamese

My name is Dinh Tran and I have been a translator at KCIA for 10 years. I am originally from Vietnam and I can speak English and Vietnamese. In my free time, I like reading books, playing guitar in the band, spending time with my family and friends, learning something new, etc. I am looking […]

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Balkisa Sharif – Somali, Swahili, and Mai Mai

My name is Balkisa Sharif. I am a Translator for KCIA. I began working at KCIA in 2005. Throughout the years I’ve held numerous positions. I can speak Somali, Mai Mai and Swahili. I love being involved in education and seeing children learn and grow. Email:

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Knyaw Paw – Karen and Burmese

My name is Knyaw Paw and I’m from Burma. This is my second year as a translator and interpreter at KCIA. I started my journey as a translator and interpreter in 2008 at North Kansas City School Districts. I’m married and have 2 girls. Spending time with my family is a big part of my […]

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Vanessa Garcia – Spanish

My name is Vanessa Garcia this will be my 15th year working in schools. I have worked in the front office wearing many hats and now back in the classroom translating for students. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling and being a soccer mom. This is my first year at KCIA I […]

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Micaela Roca-Rehmer – Spanish

My name is Micaela Roca Rehmer and this is my first year working at KCIA. I am originally from Argentina and I can speak English and Spanish. I enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling with my husband and lifting weights at the gym. I am looking forward to a great year at KCIA!

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