§ Founder and Director of private network of international translators, first Dominican agency member of American Translators Association. Certified Legal/Court interpreter by the Supreme Court. Translator from Spanish, English, French and Portuguese to English and Spanish with 11 years of experience.
§ Experienced director of language education franchises, successfully leading multicultural teams of up to 50 collaborators and staff. Award-winning middle and high-school Literature teacher, Debate and Economics mentor.
ALFA BETA KAPPA TRADUCTORES │ TRANSLATORS – Santo Domingo, DR
Founder and Director, 2/2017 - present
Translation project management and QA. Recruited talent and negotiated rates. Procured and contracted new clients, negotiated end prices. Managed billing and collections. Designed and executed Marketing plans.
§ World Food Programme / United Nations: PPT presentations on natural disasters.
§ USAID / Transparency International: annual work plan and end-of-year reports.
§ Katherine Canto Legal: exclusive contract for translation of US asylum seekers’ personal documentation.
§ Mercado Magazine: Spa>Chi translation of first-of-its-kind edition for publication in Beijing, PRC, on the potential for Chinese business in the D.R.
§ 1st National Meeting of Dominican Court Interpreters: keynote speaker, “Translation and Emerging Technologies: Threats and Opportunities.”
§ Dominican Translators Association project: coordinator and organizer for exploratory team discussing structure, scope, services, etc.
COMUNIDAD EDUCATIVA LUX MUNDI – Santo Domingo, DR
Private 1-12 School
British Literature and English teacher, 8/2013 - 3/2016
Award-winning British literature teacher, and mentor to Economics and Debate teams. Created syllabus, delivered classes, and assessed learning for grades 7th to 12th.
§ Mentor to the Harvard National Forensics Tournament international debate competition team, winning 1st place in LATAM and 10th place overall in International teams placement.
§ Mentor to the Banco Central's "Economistas del Futuro" national competition team, winning 2nd place in 2013 and 3rd place in 2014.
BERLITZ SANTO DOMINGO – Santo Domingo, DR
Global franchise leader in language training
Language Center Director, 4/2009 to 5/2011
Administration, sales and marketing of the sole franchised Berlitz location in Santo Domingo.
§ Drove sales and an increase in blocks of time sold (“units”) of up to 20% year-over-year.
§ Won national RFP from key accounts within the industry such as United Nations (multiple agencies), and for up to an estimated 120 employees/students per contract.
§ Successfully hired, trained and managed a staff of up to 50 professionals of 10 or more nationalities, earning a high level of respect and buy-in from my direct reports.