About Julie Burns

My Background

Julie Burns

Thanks to a south of the border upbringing, I have a bicultural and bilingual background. I was born in California and since age 3 raised and educated bilingually in Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala. Thus, I consider both English and Spanish as my native languages. An apprenticeship to a medical anthropologist/pediatrician in Guatemala sparked my lifelong interest in health education and the fascinating interconnection between language, culture, and health.

In 2007, I founded The Communication Bridge and provide the following services:

  • Spanish interpretation
    • Consecutive
    • Simultaneous
    • Remote simultaneous
    • Conference Interpreting
  • Spanish translation and editing of documents
  • Audio/Video recording translation & transcription
  • Interpreter training and continuing education
  • Cultural Competency training


  • ATA Spanish-English translator
  • CCHI™ Certified Healthcare Interpreter
  • State of California Certified Medical Interpreter