Biography

Natalie Atlas is an interpreter, educator, and consultant whose career spans over 20 years of successful private practice – with extensive experience in legal, corporate, government, postsecondary education, technical, entertainment, conference, medical and mental health settings.

Natalie holds the Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration (CT) and Specialist Certificate: Legal (SC:L) from the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

She has designed and taught numerous training events, including sensitivity training for police officers, text analysis and interpretation of jury instructions, interpreting the Miranda warning, interpreting psychiatric evaluations (with Dr. Eileen Forestal), and integrating consecutive and simultaneous interpreting in practice. She also co-facilitated a six month legal interpreting seminar for seasoned practitioners with Christopher Tester, CDI.

Natalie graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. in English and additional concentrations of study in psychology and music. Upon graduation, she went to work at WQXR-FM New York, then owned by the New York Times, and specialized in writing copy and producing programs.  While on the job, she was befriended by several Deaf individuals who started teaching her sign language, and she found her passion.  She left radio to enroll in Union County College’s Interpreter Training Program. She’s been extremely fortunate to have been guided by gifted Deaf and hearing mentors over the years who have encouraged her to her current level of expertise.

 

While Natalie is based in north-central New Jersey, she will gladly travel out of state.