Bilingual Spanish/English professional fluent in Spanish and English. Adept at keeping original emotion, style and content of messages. Well-versed in cultural context of conversations. Enthusiastic journalism student eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of AP style and research process and training in fact-based reporting. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in Journalism and as a writer at large.
Adaptability/Flexibility, PC & Mac proficient, Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, Office Management, Solid Organizational Skills, Confidentiality and Discretion, Outstanding communication skills, Customer and Personal Service, Multicultural Understanding, Complex problem solving, Tact and Diplomacy, Time Management, Fast thinking & Attention to detail, Spanish (native speaker from Argentina).
Computer skills: Mac and PC proficient
Adobe Premier Pro (Video editing)
Adobe Light Room (Photo editing)
Adobe Audition (Sound editing)
Basic coding skills
Datawrapper (Charts and Maps)
Social media savvy
Extensive knowledge of Latin-American Literature
Tactical knowledge of Soccer and MMA:
Soccer and Mix Martial Arts avid/enthusiast/aficionado. I keep up with most major soccer leagues worldwide (La Liga, English Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, League 1, Liga MX, Argentine Primera, MLS) as well as UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Bellator (formally Bellator Fighting Championships).
MA Bilingual Journalism: Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism | Graduation expected: December 2021
MFA Spanish Creating Writing
New York University | 2017
Master of Arts, Secondary Spanish Education (only coursework-No Degree)
City College of New York (CUNY) | 2012-2013
BA, Romance Languages (Spanish)
Minor: Latin-American Studies
City College of New York | 2012
AA, Human Services
Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY) | 2009
Freelance Translator 2008 – 2017
Applied cultural understanding to discern specific meanings beyond literal written words.
Communicated effectively with clients to establish scope and requirements of translation, following up after submission of work to confirm satisfaction and understanding.
List of Selected Projects that reflect range of experience:
New York City Department of Health Campaign for Smoke-Free New York (English to Spanish)
New York City Department of Transportation Congestion Pricing Campaign (English to Spanish)
2008 United Nations AIDs Organization Status Report on Latin America and the Caribbean (English to Spanish)
Fusion Academy: Teacher/Mentor: 2016 - 2017
Helped students develop important learning skills and good study habits useful in trade school or college education.
Coordinated special excursions to local points of interests and more extensive study trips to expand learning for Spanish-language students.
Organized detailed list of resources to help students go beyond classroom environments and delve into topics of interest.
Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities.
George Washington High School: Spanish Teacher Assistant: 2013 - 2014
Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies.
Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
Completed and filed daily paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.
Bronx Science: Spanish Teacher Assistant (Internship): 2013
Supervised students and worked with lead teachers to create a safe learning environment
Performed data entry into reporting system, filed each student work separately for future evaluations/meetings
Henry Street Settlement Senior Center: Activity Coordinator (internship): 2008-2009
Group Activities for Seniors (Spanish Population)
Escort clients to doctor appointments to assist with paperwork and interpretation as needed
Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union: Community Organizer: 2005
Translation of all literature for the campaign.
Liaison between Union and Community Based Organization.
Awards and Acknowledgements
City Council of New York Immigration Advocacy Training (Scholarship awarded by Councilwoman Rosie Méndez) | 2007