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Photo of Görkem Cilam, the assistant director of the UMass Translation Center

Görkem Cilam, Assistant Director

Görkem Cilam holds 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.


Photo of Shawn Lindholm, Project Manager at the UMass Translation Center

Shawn Lindholm, Project Manager

Shawn Lindholm holds a BA in French from Rutgers University and has trained in conference interpretation with Professor Dan Martin at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition to French, she has knowledge of Spanish and Russian. She has five years of administrative experience in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Photo of Río Hernández, Project Manager at the UMass Translation Center

Río Hernández, Project Manager

Rio Hernandez holds a BA in History and Asian Studies from Cornell University and an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a native speaker of Spanish with knowledge of Japanese and Thai.