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.