I am fortunate to have a background rich in the cultures of both Argentina and the United States. I was born in Pennsylvania, USA, to an Argentine mother and an American father. When I was eight, Argentina became my home for the next 20 years. I attended college in Argentina, where I studied medicine, took secretarial training and graduated as a teacher of English and Spanish.

Professionally, I have been privileged to work as part of a team with others:

To hear an interview aired on NPR that expresses my views on the issues in interpreting, click here.

To learn more about me, read my profile in Translation Journal.


American Translators Association
Certified Translator from Spanish into English #438552

Washington State DSHS
Fully Certified Document Translator from English into Spanish

Oregon Certified Court Interpreter,
Certification Number 13834 – Spanish
Oregon Judicial Department

Certified Medical Interpreter – Spanish
National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters

Oregon Certified Health Care Interpreter

Licensed Lead Trainer for The Community Interpreter

Selected Experience

English to Spanish Spanish to English
  • Bid being submitted to organizations in Latin America
  • Weekly news for businesses
  • Instruction manuals
  • Post-op instructions
  • Cardiology report
  • Birth certificates
  • College transcripts
  • Bid specifications written in Spanish
  • MRI report

Medical Interpreting

On-site consecutive and sight translation in healthcare settings

Selected Simultaneous Interpreting Experience

  • Simultaneous interpreting from booth for Willow Creek training event, 3 days
  • Simultaneous interpreting for convention in Chicago
  • Cosmetic industry convention in Portland
  • Medical convention in Vancouver, BC
  • Christmas Tree export business convention hosted by NAPPO
  • Interpreting for school district public meetings
  • National convention on healthcare for migrant workers, Portland, Oregon
  • Specialty Coffee Association of America convention in Portland


American Translators Association

Divisions of the American Translators Association:
Medical Division
Spanish Division
Interpreters Division

Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators

International Medical Interpreters Association

Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Better Business Bureau