Welcome to Global YNS, I am so glad you are here!
I like to think of us as people who believe the world can get better and are committed to doing our part to improve it. I attempt to do so by breaking language barriers, closing the language gap, and building communication bridges along with a network of like-minded linguists, purpose-driven organizations, and individuals.
I see families, communities, and societies whose main desire is to become visible, to be heard, be part of the conversation, come together, and be counted. There is no better time to connect with each other, make space for people’s languages and amplify new voices.
Inspired by that, I founded Global YNS to provide the best language solutions, driven by the desire to build connections through languages and to include more people, families, and communities in more ways.
We offer ASL interpreting, certified document translation, website language localization, and professional interpretation services. We are committed to ensuring that people can lead, speak, and participate fully in movement-building and in their communities, regardless of the languages they speak. Language access is a social justice issue.
What Our Customers Say
We are guided by your specific needs, and we will work with you to meet them
Laura offers a rare combination of proficiency and personal care for her clients. She seamlessly manages the complexity and occasional confusion of the group as many “voices” seek to be heard. She maintains the highest level of professional standards while also being compassionate and supportive to all of the participants and to me.
At this point we should just make you a member of our staff. We love what you do so much and it is such an important part of the work we are doing on strengthening our community. I'm so glad we connected. Just wanted to say that.
Working as an interpreter in a mental health setting can be difficult, as the content that comes up in sessions can be upsetting and unpredictable. Laura navigates these challenges seamlessly and with such compassion. She maintains professionalism while still remaining empathic, kind, and thoughtful in her approach.
I highly recommend Laura's translation services. Laura has assisted me with translation in a variety of circumstances -telephone calls, in-person meetings, and in Court - and I'm always very impressed with her professionalism and level of service.
I have worked with Laura on many occasions, utilizing her for translation assistance in trial preparation, client interviews, document translations, and other needs. She is always incredibly professional, yet warm and friendly to the clients and a joy to work with.
Laura was absolutely fantastic to work with. She provided a comprehensive overview of her process. She reached out along the way to check-in and provide updates. She sent a detailed list of terms and her recommendations. We were given a superb product. We have received so many compliments on how well it is translated.
Zachary S. Ford
I have used Laura many times for translation of documents.She is the most professional person I know, excellent work when it comes to serving her customers needs. I work with the Hispanic community and when needing translation of legal documents.
Laura is deeply passionate about social justice issues. Her unique life, academic and work experiences have yielded tremendous transferable skills. She is also very kind and insightful.
Alicia "Sunny" Phillips
Laura is a task-oriented professional who has remarkable personal relations skills. Her strategic communication skills and fluency in several languages give her the ability to interact successfully with people from different cultural backgrounds and education.
Winston Whitehurst Sr
Laura is a strategic thinker and leader. She helped the Latino Center in developing strategies that were implemented on a local and regional level in regards to education of Latino families. Her insight helps magnify the needs of students, parents, and leaders.
Marcela Chavan, Ph.D.
Laura offers a rare combination of proficiency and personal care for her clients. She seamlessly manages the complexity and occasional confusion of the group as many “voices” seek to be heard. She maintains the highest level of professional standards while also being compassionate and supportive to all the participants and to me.
Amy R. Rakusin
I’ve worked with Laura on numerous immigration matters. She is not only professional – in that she is careful, accurate, and timely - but she is so compassionate toward my clients. She conveys a real warmth toward my clients, who have had traumatic experiences, and makes them feel comfortable. She quite literally gives them a voice.
Rachel L. Strong
I worked with Laura on a very complicated asylum case involving someone who could not read or write English. She was our conduit to the individual. She gave us a huge sense of confidence as she explained what we wanted to the client and what the client wanted from us. She was always available to help us and the client, and enabled the best results possible. I would recommend her for any translation tasks.