I have loved the Spanish language and culture and desired to work in a field that would provide me unlimited access to it since I was 12 years old. It was at that time that I began working towards my goal of translator and teacher by volunteering as a bilingual peer mentor in an inner city after school program 20 miles from where I lived. It was also that year that I applied to live in Guatemala for the summer. From that point on there was no turning back, I was in love. I have lived in numerous Spanish-speaking countries and communities, have studied the language for half my life, have been translating from spanish to english, and english to spanish, for the last 10 years, have been teaching in spanish or instructing it as a target language for the last 8 years, and seek to learn something new about the language and the culture every day. I am passionate about all my endeavors; academically I graduated both high school and college each one full year early, professionally I strive for excellence and will not cease until the translation is as linguistically and culturally accurate as possible and personally I thrive off of challenges and love to be immersed in all things Spanish. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you or your company to provide accurate translations that would either serve my local community or abroad!