Olivier, a native of Belgium, has been with AOLTI since 1999. He has an extensive language background, including studies in English, Dutch, Russian and Latin, and achieved University degrees in Translation and in Slavic Studies. He has also completed a certificate program in Localization at the University of Washington. In his free time, Olivier likes to spend time with his family, read, play guitar and exercise outdoors.
Nayely, a Seattle native, joined AOLTI in 2010. She holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Washington. As part of her degree, Nayely studied Spanish, Portuguese, French and Arabic. Before coming to AOLTI Nayely worked as a Spanish interpreter and she continues to be actively involved in interpretation as a freelance Spanish Medical Interpreter serving medical facilities in King and Snohomish Counties. Nayely enjoys spending most of her free time outdoors: hiking, rock-climbing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. She is also an avid pilot and enjoys flying a variety of recreational aircraft.
Chiaki, a native of Japan, joined AOLTI in 2010. She holds a BA in English and a M.Ed in Bilingual and Multi-cultural Education. Before joining our team she held various positions in the translation, editing and software industries. She is also experienced as a freelance English to Japanese translator. In her spare time she enjoys listening to classical music, playing piano, gardening, swimming and she is an avid reader.
Andrea joined AOLTI in 2011. She has studied Spanish and also holds a degree in German from Indiana University. Besides spending time with family, her outside interests include photography, genealogy and piano.
Laura was elated to join our team in the fall of 2012! Since earning her degrees in Spanish and International Relations from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 2011, Laura’s interest in language and culture have not waned. She moved to Seattle in September, 2011 to serve a 12‑month term as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the American Red Cross Serving King and Kitsap Counties as an International Services liaison. She has studied abroad in Mexico, Spain, and India, and hopes to continue traveling throughout her life. In her free time, Laura enjoys playing tennis, reading a wide variety of literature, attending concerts, and spending time with her mom.
Chaouky, a native of Lebanon, established the Academy of Languages in 2002 as an independent corporation, following its initial establishment in 1990 as a branch of the Washington Academy of Languages which he co-founded in 1979. He is a founding member of NOTIS, has served on the education committee of the Red Cross Language Bank, and helped establish the Translation and Interpretation Institute in Seattle.
Sherri has been with the Academy of Languages since 2002, handling the Company’s finances and general corporate responsibilities.