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Lara Matta, Assistant Director

Dr. Lara Matta holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MA in Anglophone Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from Université Paul Valéry in France, and an undergraduate degree in Anglophone Languages and Literatures from the Lebanese University. She earned certificates from the Mount Holyoke College Program in Critical Social Thought and the Leadership Certificate Programs at Cornell University. Dr. Matta is a native speaker of Arabic and French.


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.


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Río Hernández, Project Manager

Río Hernández 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.