KATRINA BROOKS was a Continuing Education student who is now a translator and interpreter for many revered Tibetan teachers in the West. She came to Maitripa College from the Divinity school at University of Chicago to learn how to deepen her practice of Buddhism and improve her Tibetan language skill.  

With the competence and connections she gained here, she was offered a translator position at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Madison, Wisconsin. She regularly translates Tibetan texts for the center as well as serving as the main interpreter at public teachings and private interviews for the resident Geshes and Lamas.

I really loved the Maitripa College community’s excitement and enthusiasm to practice and learning—at all different levels—and being supported by the genuine friendships. I miss that.