We are excited to welcome a handful of new employees to several of our departments. You are more than likely to interact with them, so we thought we’d give you a proper introduction! We had a chance to ask them a few questions about themselves and their work at LUNA. 

Abby Charlebois
Administrative Assistant  

What is your role at LUNA?
My main goal is to make the office run as smoothly as possible. I help with the organization of our space, I aid the all the departments with various projects that come up, and I guide our customers (whether by phone or in-person) to the person that will be the most useful for them.

What made you want to pursue a career in language services?
I studied English and Spanish at Butler, so I’ve always been in love with language. Studying these majors helped me realize the importance of the diversity of language. When I learned LUNA’s mission and business model, I knew that it was a perfect fit for my passions.

How many times have you interned for LUNA?
I have interned twice at LUNA! And I can’t pick a favorite internship out of the two. Each time I learned more than I ever dreamed I could and was constantly empowered to grow. I cannot recommend the experience enough.

Any tips for future LUNA interns?
That’s a tough one, but I think it would be, don’t be afraid to reach out to people in the office for projects. One of the amazing things about interning at LUNA is that it’s geared towards your own interests and specialties. Being able to reach out to the different departments helps foster that environment.

What excites you about your time at LUNA?
I think I am the most excited to officially be a part of the LUNA Family! Interning twice helped me see how tight-knit our office really is, I always dreamed of working for a company with that sort of workplace. I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to take part in our culture.

Rachel Kratky
Language Coordinator

What is your role at LUNA?
I am a Language Coordinator for both American Sign Language (ASL) and Foreign Language as well as an ASL Interpreter.

What places have you called home?
I was born and raised in the Northern Indianapolis/Carmel area and lived in Cincinnati for one year when I was in 2nd grade. After graduating high school, I have lived in Westfield, Indiana, and Zionsville, Indiana.

What languages do you speak?
I speak English and American Sign Language.

What are talents, skills, and life experiences are you excited to share here at LUNA?
I look forward to applying my knowledge of interpreting to the coordinating process.

Why did you choose to work with LUNA?
LUNA’s ASL Director, Rebecca Buchan, taught one of my college interpreting courses and brought our class to the LUNA office several times. I loved it and knew I wanted to be part of the LUNA Family someday.

Wes Bremer
Training Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

What is your role at LUNA?
My main responsibility is to recruit and enroll participants in LUNA’s Bridging the Gap Course. I also oversee logistics for LUNA’s in-house professional development and assist our Directors with day-to-day tasks for the Spoken Language and ASL Departments.

What places have you called home?
Home for me is central Indiana and probably always will be. I grew up in Noblesville and live there now. Indianapolis is great as well. I lived on campus at Marian University for undergrad and rented my first apartment in Indy. The more exotic places I’ve lived include Yellowstone National Park (for two summers as a college student) and Benin, West Africa, for my Peace Corps Service. All my relatives live in the Chicago-land area, so Chicago is a common destination for me.

What languages do you speak?
I speak English and French. I began studying French as a 7th-grader, and my desire to go further with the language has never wavered. I’m hungry to learn more, and often my discoveries with French expand my English vocabulary.

What talents, skills, and life experiences are you excited to share here at LUNA?
My professional background is in education. My undergrad studies and years as a teacher formed me to be intellectually curious and to enjoy the challenges and rewards of learning and teaching. The classroom is a very comfortable setting for me. I’m excited to share my creativity and presentational skills with my LUNA co-workers in whatever way possible.

What excites you about your time at LUNA?
Foreign language has been a major presence in my life, so I’m thrilled to be working for a company that makes language its livelihood. It’s neat to be surrounded by multi-lingual people from diverse backgrounds. LUNA’s sense of community is strong, and already I have a great support network. It’s the people at LUNA that really make the experience for me. The other big draw in working here is that I have the opportunity to make a living with my language skills.

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