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Regina Galasso, Director

Regina Galasso's research interests include 20th- and 21th-century Iberian Literatures, Literary and Cultural Relations between U.S. and Iberian and Latin American Writers and Artists, Literature of the City, and Literary Translation. Her forthcoming books include the monograph Translating New York: The City's Languages in Iberian Literatures (Liverpool University Press, 2018) and the edited volume Avenues of Translation: The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing (Bucknell University Press, 2018). She has translated the literature of Alicia Borinsky, Miguel Barnet, and José Manuel Prieto, among others.

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Görkem Cilam, Assistant Director

The Assistant Director, Görkem Cilam, has a BA from Mount Holyoke College in Economics and German Cultural Studies. She is fluent in Turkish, English and German. In addition to her passion for languages, she brings to the Translation Center financial expertise from her prior engagements as a business manager and a management consultant. Most recently, she became a finalist in the EntreClub / Mass Ventures Business Competition. She also works with the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, developing a web site with language learning materials for Turkish.


Shawn Lindholm, Project Manager

Project Manager Shawn Lindholm has a BA in French from Rutgers University and has trained in conference interpretation with Professor Dan Martin at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also speaks some Spanish and Russian and has five years of administrative experience in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Río Hernández, Project Manager

Project Manager Rio Hernandez has a BA in History and Asian Studies (double major) from Cornell University and an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a native Spanish speaker with knowledge of Japanese and Thai.


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.