In addition to more than 20 years of experience working in multiple sectors of the language services industry, including:

  • Translation (from Spanish, French and Latin into English), editing and interpreting (Spanish to English)
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • English language program and institution accreditation
  • Foreign language instruction (Spanish and Latin)
  • Language school administration, teacher training and professional development
  • English, foreign language and test preparation curriculum design and implementation
  • Authoring ESL/EFL textbooks and supporting materials
  • Standardized test preparation
  • Language assessment (including the design of bilingual ability assessment instruments, scoring of constructed responses for the TOEFL iBT testing program at Educational Testing Service and administration of the official TOEIC test)
  • Language consulting
  • English language program and institution accreditation

I am certified by the American Translators Association (ATA) and New York University for translation from Spanish into English and by New York University for general translation (Spanish to English and English to Spanish). I am also certified by the Pennsylvania State University for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, with Highest Distinction in Linguistics (University of Virginia, 1994)
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics (University of Chicago, 1996)
  • Master of Liberal Studies with a concentration in Ancient Studies (University of Miami, 2003)
  • Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in English as a Second Language (University of Virginia, 2024)
  • Professional Certificate in Spanish to English Translation (New York University, 2011)
  • Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Pennsylvania State University, 2012)
  • Professional Certificate in General Translation (New York University, 2016)

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