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Jia Lin

Jia Lin is an Accounting major at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a native speaker of Chinese. She started learning English when she was eleven. At the Translation Center she not only uses her language skills to reinforce her Chinese and English but also gains exposure to other languages such as Spanish.

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Franco Paglia

Franco M. Paglia has a sincere passion for languages. He is a Linguistics major and plans to graduate in Spring 2018. He transferred to the University of Massachusetts Amherst from Long Island University Post where he studied Musical Theatre, Comparative Literature, and Spanish. Franco speaks Spanish, intermediate Chinese, and has knowledge of Italian, Norwegian, and Sign Language. With the knowledge and guidance of the Translation Center and through his education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he hopes to become an interpreter. Franco is currently in China as part of the Fulbright Hays GPA program.

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Jiin Chung

Jiin Chung is a student of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, pursuing a double major in Sociology and Public Health with a minor in Spanish. She is a native speaker of Korean. She started learning English at the age of nine, and is now determined to master Spanish. As an individual who highly values and promotes service and progress, she considers language and communication to be powerful tools. She is prepared to offer all that she has at the Translation Center. She aspires to work at the United Nations.