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Jia Lin

Fall 2015 - present. 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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Jiin Chung

Spring 2018 - currently abroadJiin 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 aspires to work at the United Nations. In Spring 2019, she is participing in the Public Health in Havana, Cuba. 

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Emma McPoland

Spring 2019 - present. Emma McPoland is a senior in the Commonwealth Honors College pursuing a degree in Operations and Information Management and Spanish. Emma started learning Spanish at a age 7 through her town's Spanish Immersion Program. Through this immersion program, she grew to love the Spanish language and decided she wanted to continue improving her Spanish. From her education and study abroad experience in Sevilla, Spain she has developed a passion for language and culture as well as cross-cultural communication skills. 

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Adrelys Mateo Santana

Spring 2019 - present. Adrelys Mateo Santana is a third-year student pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish. She is a native Spanish speaker and started to learn English at the age of 14. She is passionate about the cognitive and physical development of children and she loves working with them. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she also became interested in the field of translation and hopes to continue learning more during her last couple of years at the university. Outside of academics, she enjoys doing film photography.

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Franco Paglia

Spring 2017 - Fall 2018. Franco M. Paglia has a sincere passion for languages. He graduated in Fall 2018 with a major in Linguistics. 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 was part of the Fulbright Hays GPA program in China.