About Rosa

Rosa is a professional English - Spanish interpreter (spoken) and translator (written) since 1983.

Rosa  has translated and interpreted for multiple companies, federal agencies  including the U.S. State Department, and NGOs in the U.S., Venezuela  and other countries.  She is also a Certified Court Interpreter in the  state of Georgia since 2003.

Rosa has participated in glossary  building projects for the CDC and the Office of Minority Health Resource  Center in Washington, D.C.

Rosa has taught translation, interpretation, and note-taking courses at Universidad Central de Venezuela,  Georgia State University, and courses for special purposes for the  Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Fulton Department of Education,  and has been an invited guest speaker at various educational events  including the International Terminology Summer School 2008 (Vienna,  Austria), the Atlanta Association of Interpreters and Translators, and  the Medical Interpreter Network of Georgia.

Rosa was born in  Bari, Italy and raised mostly in Venezuela. Her multi-lingual upbringing  (Spanish, Italian and "Barese" dialect) spurred her interest in  languages and motivated her to earn her degree in Translation &  Interpretation (English/Spanish/French)  from Universidad Central de Venezuela  in Caracas in 1981.  Rosa continued her translation/interpretation  studies at Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA,  and earned her Master's degree in Intercultural Communication in 1983.  And in 2006 Rosa earned a Master's degree in Terminology from Pompeu  Fabra University in Spain. She also pursued studies in translation of  patents and clinical trial protocols, and Spanish technical writing.

Rosa  is a naturalized U.S. citizen and has been married to Eric since 1984.  Rosa and Eric have lived in Alpharetta, GA since 2000 and have two sons  who are both graduates of Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.  

Rosa  serves on the board of "Wheels of Happiness", a local non-profit  founded by her brother to provide wheelchairs and other assistance to  people in impoverished countries who have serious mobility issues. In  September 2016, Rosa completed her very first 200-mile trek on the  "Camino de Santiago" ("Way of St. James") in Spain as part of her  fundraising efforts for this charity.