The University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies, Currently pursuing a certificate in Translation Studies from English to Spanish, January 2010-July 2010
Bridge-Linguatec, Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Summer 2009
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Class of 2009
Major: Comparative Literature, specialty language Spanish; Concentration: Africana Studies
Received Highest Honors for thesis entitled: “Exposing ‘Fictive Ethnicities’: Engagement of Dominican Identities in the Works of Blas Jiménez, Junot Díaz, and Julia Álvarez”
CIEE Study Abroad Program, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Fall 2007
Dominican literature, history and culture classes at INTEC, El Bonó, and FLACSO
I have worked as a translator in a legal clinic serving low-income immigrant clients, doing written translations in both directions between Spanish and English and serving as a simultaneous interpreter in client-attorney meetings.
I have done 8 years of academic study in Spanish, as well as having studied and worked in the Dominican Republic for 10 months and having lived and worked in Mexico for the last 6 months. As a comparative literature major, I have extensive experience reading and writing both in English and in Spanish. I also did some written translations for a non-profit community development organization in the Dominican Republic, as well as for clients in Mexico.