Tianlu Jia Redmon (贾天璐) is President and Chief Linguist of Tianlu Chinese Language and Culture LLC. She is experienced in court proceedings, depositions, conferences, and high-stakes meetings. She is a Texas Master Licensed Court Interpreter and an English-to-Chinese translator certified by the American Translators Association (ATA)—the first and only Mandarin interpreter in Texas to hold both qualifications. Since moving to Houston in 2018, she has become the go-to Mandarin interpreter for Fort Bend County courts. She is also certified in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and North Carolina and has also been approved to interpret in federal courts.
Apart from interpreting, Tianlu leads a hand-picked team in translating business and legal documents. She also teaches business Mandarin to executives and young professionals.
Tianlu has taken on various leadership roles in national and local associations of professional translators and interpreters. She is currently serving as the Public Relations Director at the Houston Interpreters and Translators Association and the Administrator of ATA's Chinese Language Division. She also served on the Leadership Council of ATA's Interpreters Division from 2015 to 2019. She is a member of the Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators.
Tianlu was born and raised in Mainland China. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. She holds an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, and a B.A. in English from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China.