Cheyenne Mason, 19, started learning English when she was 10 years old — she had to translate at home for her family, who speak Lenape, an indigenous language.
Since then, Mason also learned Spanish, English and is in the process of mastering Italian. She’d often be called upon at her part-time jobs to translate for customers.
“It feels good to help people in a way I actually can,” Mason said.
A student in the Honors Program at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville campus, Mason said she wants to study languages and translation at a four-year college.
“I don’t want to pick just one language,” she said. “I love Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, but a...