I am an economist, consultant, ATA-certified translator, and editor at Milan Language Services. Over the past few decades, I have worked on hundreds of projects in multiple countries for more than 60 clients, including international law firms, global banks, major corporations, government offices, nonprofit organizations, universities, multilateral agencies, and everything in between.

In a typical month, my assignments range from quarterly reports to arbitration proceedings, a law firm’s audit to a non-profit’s marketing strategy, along with assisting a local business with its internal operations. My services have included publishing articles in academic journals in the United States and Brazil, lecturing at conferences, and helping to translate the online edition of the Oxford University Press Portuguese-English Dictionary.

As a consultant, I work with companies that do business throughout the Americas, assisting with their planning, strategy, cost optimization, and business development.

I served on the Board of Directors of the American Translators Association (, as Treasurer, from 2017-2023, chairing the Finance and Audit Committee during that time. I’m currently the founding chair of the association’s Strategy Committee.

From 2009-2016, I was a member of the Board of Directors of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (, a nonprofit organization that represents language-service professionals in North and South Carolina. I served as president of CATI from 2013 to 2016.

From 1996 to 2005, I lived in São Paulo, Brazil, where I was an Adjunct Professor of Economics at a university ( I lectured on Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Strategic Planning and advising students on research projects and papers. Concomitantly, I worked as a freelance consultant, translator, interpreter, and editor for a number of major banks, law firms, and corporations.

My educational background includes a Master of Science in Applied Microeconomics from the Ohio State University (, where I was a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow. While at OSU, I also studied graduate-level linguistics, Portuguese, and translation and was a member of the Honor Society. I hold two Bachelor degrees from Indiana University (, completing my second major, in Spanish, while studying abroad in Madrid, Spain.