B.A., Spanish Translation and Interpretation
Summa *** Laude; GPA 3.99/4.0
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Coursework included classes in linguistics, literature, commerce and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, and specialized theory and practice in literary, medical and legal translation and interpretation.
ACTFL Spanish Oral Proficiency Test
Bridging The Gap 40-hour interpreter training
NJ Court Interpreter
Freelance Court and Medical Interpreter
Provided interpreting services for medical appointments, legal depositions and more, including a documentary film and a conference on Strategic Communications.
(June 2011-July 2011)
Provided interpretation, translation and transcription contract services to the DEA in Spanish and English.
UMDNJ, High Risk O.B. Clinic, Medical Interpreter
May 2010-March 2011
Additionally: Sept. ’07-May ’08
Provided consecutive and simultaneous interpretations for health care practitioners in pediatrics, internal medicine, ob/gyn, dental and urgent care. Included supervised fieldwork and coursework in ethics, professionalism and conduct in a medical interpreting setting. Promoted from the Chandler Clinic to the High Risk O.B. Clinic.
July 2009-December 2010
Provided interpretation for child with significant leg length defect to ensure proper services with social workers, healthcare providers and political sponsors.
Interpreter, Legal Services of NorthWest Jersey
June 2010-September 2010
Worked independently and under the supervision of Legal Services’ staff interpreter, providing interpretation and translation services to lawyers and their low-income clients. Served as an interpreter for a special community project providing eligibility assessments for flood victims.
Somerset County Courthouse, Interpreter internship
January 2010-May 2010
Shadowed professional court interpreters, and performed off-the-record translation and interpreting tasks for lawyers and their clients.
Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen, Community Translator and Interpreter
July 2009-August 2009
Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpreting services into Spanish for several Limited English Proficiency students in a chef certification course. Provided summaries in Spanish of cooking textbook chapter.
AND INTERNATIONAL STUDY
Women Aware, New Brunswick NJ, Case Manager and Advocate
(September 2009-May 2010)
Provided case management, advocacy and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence in shelter and on hotline. Translated documents and provided interpreting assistance; improved services for Spanish-speaking clients.
Cofradía, Honduras, Elementary School Teacher
(July 2008-June 2009)
Served as the 6th grade teacher in a bilingual school designed to support underprivileged students. Created lesson plans and curricula covering all subjects. Drafted reports in Spanish, providing translation and interpreting as needed. Designed and implemented extracurricular activities, and teacher’s conference trip. Currently serving as mentor and translator.
****** Assault Services and Crime Victim Assistance, Rutgers University, Scream Theater Member and Training Coordinator
(September 2004-August 2009)
Researched topics of interpersonal violence for SCREAM theater (an educational interactive theater group that educates students and working professionals on domestic violence, ****** assault, bullying and stalking); Designed, organized and ran the biweekly meetings to educate the members and performers of SCREAM. As a member, performed in the presentations.
Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, Ed. Psych. Research
(February 2007-May 2008)
Handled data entry, collection, and digital organization; collaborated with graduate students to develop models and to code data.
Center for European Studies, Rutgers University, Documentarian
Conducted interviews with townspeople in Siete Aguas, Spain, to accurately portray life in a small village for the European Village Project. Presented the documentary to the Rutgers community and to high school students.
Volunteers For Peace, Concord, N.H. International Camp Director
Program designed to allow 11 participants from 8 different countries to live and work together to foster cultural understanding. Managed budget, arranged meals and transportation, ensured the wellbeing of participants.
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
Rutgers College Graduation Valedictory Speaker, May 2008
Phi Beta Kappa, elected junior year
Honors thesis in philosophy: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for 4.0 cumulative gpa