I am a geographer with a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies. For many years I worked for international development agencies based in the UK but for the past 15 years I have been in Brazil. My interest for languages started at an early age when I lived in Cape Town for a while. My passion for cinema, photography and architecture have had a strong influence in my choices for countries to visit, languages to learn and people to meet. I believe translating is building bridges across cultures.