Sergio Peña is the first person in the Nation to be Dually Certified in Both LSM and ASL.
Sergio Peña, born in Los Angeles, CA, is a dual citizen of both the US and Mexico. He currently possesses a NIC certification (2008) in the US through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). Mr. Pena has also obtained his LSM/Spanish Interpreting certification in 2010 through the Consejo Nacional de Normatividad y Certificación in Mexico. This accomplishment makes him the first in the US to be certified under both the new national certification test in Mexico and through RID.
In addition to his certifications, Mr. Peña has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University and a Post BA Certification in LSM/Spanish Interpreting at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico.
Mr. Peña is presently a certified staff interpreter, instructor, presenter and linguistic consultant for the international service provider, ASL Services, Inc. (Kissimmee, FL). ASL Services also manages Gracias VRS and provides consulting support services for Tijuana SVR. Sergio inspires all who meet him with his amazing quad-lingual skills and talents as well as his engaging, warm and humble personality. Congratulations are in order for such a special and historic accomplishment!