Carol Velandia Pardo

2024 Partners for Justice Conference

Carol Velandia Pardo

Equal Access Language Services

Panelist, Language Access is Equal Access: How to Serve the Multilingual Communities Effectively 

Carol Velandia Pardo is a licensed social worker and professional interpreter specializing in language access. With a focus on improving outcomes for non-English speakers in public services, Carol's academic work and practical experience have positioned her as a leading advocate for the importance of professional interpretation and translation. She has developed an interprofessional graduate-level class on language access, set to be taught at the University of Maryland in the fall of 2023, aiming to educate professionals in various fields on the significance of language access in their work. Fluent in English and Spanish (Latin American), Carol's expertise and dedication to language access make her a driving force in promoting equitable and effective communication in diverse settings.