I was born and raised in Pordenone, about an hour away from Venice, Italy. I would say that my passion for languages began in my high school years, after spending a summer in Germany as an au pair.
During college, I volunteered as a translator and interpreter for the American military community of Aviano Air Base. From translating leasing contracts to interpreting marriages, I truly enjoyed making it easy for people to communicate, to the point that I decided to turn it into a profession. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Trieste in 2006, my knowledge of English and German found application in the furniture district of Brugnera di Pordenone. My first experience as an Export Area Manager for designer furniture inspired my current areas of specialization: fashion, luxury, and lifestyle.
I became a freelance translator in 2007. It was the beginning of a number of enriching collaborations with translation companies in Italy and abroad, including a Miami-based company that specializes in website localization.
I gradually took on the roles of Reviewer, QA Editor, and Lead Linguist and I became involved in every step of the process, from creating glossaries and style guides to using data analysis to improve quality. A few years later, my resume showcased several well-known fashion brands and tech companies in the Silicon Valley.
In 2010, I was admitted to the Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters. In order to maintain my status of AITI qualified translator, I pursue continuous education by attending translation-related seminars and events. My latest achievement is a certificate in Foundations of Project Management.
I moved to the U.S. in 2012. Living abroad has been an amazing experience that has helped me grow both personally and professionally. At the same time, I make sure to spend several months in Italy every year to maintain close ties with the language and the culture.
Today, I am a mother and love cooking in my spare time. I don't miss a chance to talk about culinary traditions and let people enjoy my authentic Italian recipes. And to answer a frequently asked question... No, the Olive Garden does not qualify as authentic Italian :-)