About Us

Blue Urpi is a boutique translation, interpretation, and instruction company run by Gloria M. Rivera. 

Gloria was a physician-surgeon in her native Peru and came to the US and took “the road less traveled”, got trained, and became an English/Spanish translator and certified medical, court, and conference interpreter. It may seem like an unexpected change of career, but her medical background, attention to detail, and experience make her be able to deal with projects with different levels of specialization. 

She believes in treating each project the same way she used to care for her patients: In a personalized manner, with care, and keeping the highest standards.

Here are some interesting facts about her:
  • Born and raised in Lima, Peru.
  • Graduated from Universidad San Martin de Porres’ College of Medicine.
  • Worked at the Peruvian Navy Medical Center as a general practitioner and general surgeon.
  • Achieved the Professional Certificate of Translation and Interpretation at UCSD Extension.
  • Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI-Spanish), Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI-Spanish), and California Certified Court Interpreter (CCCI)
  • Faculty Member of the National Center for Interpretation’s Agnese Haury Institute (University of Arizona) teaching the Medical Interpreter Training Institute (MITI) since 2013.
  • Recipient of CHIA’s 2018 Trainer of the Year Award 
 

Blue Urpi is located in Oakland, CA. We serve Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

Feel free to contact us via phone or via e-mail. We will be happy to provide a quote free of charge for your project.

 

Gloria has taught for the following organizations:​

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ATA Conference

2016

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ATI Conference

2016

CFI Conference

2016

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UIMP
(Spain)

Summer 2017

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ATI Conference

2017

CTP
(Peru)

2017

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NAJIT
Conference

2017

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IAPTI (Argentina)

2017

IITA
Conference

2017

CHIAs Trainer of the Year 2018
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CHIA
Conference

2018

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CHIA Conference

2019

ATI Conference

2019

 

And many more!