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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. He hopes to use his language skills to pursue the role of interpreter with the knowledge and guidance of the Translation Center and through his education at UMASS.