About HITA

Welcome to the Hawaii Interpreters and Translators Association (HITA), a distinguished community of language professionals shaping the landscape of interpretation and translation in the State of Hawaii. Since our establishment in 1991, HITA has been a beacon of excellence, dedicated to advancing the standards of performance and integrity within our industry.

Our Mission: Elevating Language Professionals

At HITA, our mission is clear: to improve and promote the professional standards of interpreters and translators. We achieve this through a multifaceted approach that encompasses education, networking, and the dissemination of industry knowledge. Our commitment is not only to our members but also to fostering the growth and recognition of the Translation and Interpretation (T&I) industry.

Educational Empowerment:

HITA is a hub of continuous learning. Our educational webinars provide members with access to cutting-edge insights, trends, and tools in the dynamic field of interpretation and translation. By staying informed, our members remain at the forefront of industry developments, ensuring excellence in their craft.

Networking Excellence:

A thriving professional community is at the heart of HITA. Our exclusive networking events create opportunities for interpreters and translators to connect, collaborate, and share experiences. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, HITA offers a supportive network that fosters meaningful relationships.

Advocacy for Excellence:

HITA is not just an association; it's a driving force behind the advocacy for interpreter and translator excellence. We actively engage with state and local government offices, non-profits, businesses, and schools to ensure language access to services. By championing our cause, we seek recognition for the invaluable contributions of language professionals.

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Join the Movement: Elevate Your Career

As a member of HITA, you become part of a movement dedicated to elevating the standards of the T&I industry. We invite you to join us in our mission to advocate, educate, and celebrate the remarkable work of interpreters and translators. Together, let's bridge cultures, elevate professions, and contribute to a world where language access is a right for all. Welcome to HITA – where language professionals thrive.

Our Leadership

Leveraging the expertise and dedication of a passionate volunteer leadership team, HITA steers its course towards excellence. Our board members are accomplished interpreters and translators, each bringing a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the table. They are committed to upholding the association's mission of promoting ethical practices, fostering professional growth, and advocating for language access across Hawaii. Their tireless efforts ensure HITA remains a strong advocate for the T&I community, shaping a brighter future for the profession in our island paradise.

Suzanne Zeng, PhD


Sandra Tsukiyama

Vice President

Patricia Rolland, PhD


Evangeline Quidilla