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Axel Rios

Interpretation and Translation Coordinator

Born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. Axel moved to Steamboat Springs at the age of 14 where he went to Middle school for a few months and was able to complete 8th grade. He then graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 2020. At that time he decided to take a GAP year, after which he joined the Steamboat Springs School District, where he held the
position of Secretary of Strawberry Park Elementary School.


Axel soon realized helping others is something he truly enjoys. Especially helping those he could relate to; kids trying to develop a stronger ability to adapt, become comfortable in a new country, new language and around new people. 


The fact that, removing communication barriers between teachers and parents, would not only help parents understand what happens at school, but also make them feel part of the the school's community; is very important to Axel.
 
Axel became an interpreter for Integrated Community at the beginning of summer of 2021 and is currently working towards becoming a Nationally Certified Interpreter. He discovered that helping all those families is a great way to give back to the community. Now that he has more knowledge about this new place filled with all kinds of new things and different
traditions; he feels he can give back to the community. Helping others benefit from his experience is Axel’s main motivation. That is why, in 2021, he joined Integrated Community as part of their team.
 
Axel’s family is formed by his mother and his 3 brothers. They all speak Spanish at home because their mother does not speak English. This serves as a great way for them to always remember and be proud of their roots and where they came from. Axel loves to spend time with his friends and family; including his cousins, aunts and uncles who live in Steamboat and with
whom he is very close to.