Having had the priceless opportunity to live in many different countries, I learnt to admire very diverse cultures and I developed a strong understanding and appreciation of languages, cultural heritage, artistic expressions and their subtle nuances.

These frequent changes of environment have sculpted my character into a versatile, ever-curious and tolerant person who fosters multiple wide-ranging interests, and values the way they combine to create a more well-rounded experience.

I am a detailed oriented individual who nurtures collaboration & communication while addressing commitments with decisive leadership.

 

Translation & interpreting

  • Fluent Italian, English, French, Spanish
  • Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting from and into the above languages
  • Translations & editing from and into these languages

Management & research

  • Product managment
  • Natural language research, NLP, data analysis, and text processing

Other skills & interests

  • Handmade ceramics
  • Consultant sommelier - Food & wine pairing
  • Conversational Thai and beginner Modern Greek
 

Experience

 

Conference Interpreter, Freelance (2013 - )

Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation in fast-paced environments. A selection of private and public major clients included: Chanel Haute Couture, Chanel Prêt-à-Porter, Chelsea & Kensington, Westminster City and Camden councils. Involved multitasking, excellent communication skills, multilingual and multicultural mindset, extreme versatility.

Translator and Localisation Professional, Freelance (2009 - )

Translation and localisation of multiple clients including web, mobile devices and native clients at Busuu.com, Evernote Corporation, Catwalk Yourself. Localisation consultant at Badoo Trading Ltd. Interpreter at international fairs for Monna Lisa, Paris.

Program Manager, Microsoft Research, London (2016 - 2018)

Managed a multi-team effort to improve product features. Strong emphasis on cross-team communication, coordination and bridging the gap with different departments. Interpreting and questioning metrics and leading decisions on feature iterations with positive results.

Language Processing Engineer, SwiftKey, London (2013 - 2016)

Managed small groups of engineers (2 - 4) focussed on core language projects. Previous experience in the role also included building and maintaining language models at the heart of the multilingual keyboard experience. Involved a combination of natural language research, NLP, data analysis, and text processing.

 

Education

 

(2009 - 2012)
MA in Conference Interpreting
SSLiMIT, University of Trieste, Italy

(2010 - 2011)
Exchange program CIUTI
l'École Supérieure d'Interprètes et de traducteurs (ESIT), Paris, France

(2006 - 2009)
BA in Translation and Liaison Interpreting (110/110)
SSLiMIT, University of Bologna, Forli, Italy

(2014 - 2015)
Sommelier Diploma
AIS, London, Uk

(2007 - 2008)
Erasmus program
University of Bristol, UK

(2004 - 2005)
Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos. Superior Level (First Grade)
University of Salamanca, Spain