My name is Jama Rinehart. I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, but little by little have explored the world pushed by my curiosity. These travels and stays abroad have enabled me to polish my language skills, immerse myself in other cultures, and develop resilience while exploring new places.
Through traveling and living abroad, I have gained valuable skills, which will be an asset to any job. In St. Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana, I needed perseverance to get a room full of middle school students on task and interested in the day's topic. In the Dominican Republic as well as other places, I have enjoyed adjusting to differences in local vocabulary. For example, I was surprised at find out that a plátano was now a guineo and a siesta, a pavito. In Grenoble, France, while rock climbing up a two hundred meter plus mountain face, I learned that with determination fear becomes irrelevant to what I can achieve. These experiences with different cultures as well as determination in achieving my goals will help me meet challenges as an interpreter and translator.