students Associated to the t&io
Mélida A. Gacía: Born in Brownsville Texas, but rise in Matamoros. Senior Spanish Language and Literature major with a minor in Translation and Interpretation. She is currently working in T&IO as a Spanish Teacher and Translator into Spanish and English. Presently, she is working on a Master’s degree in Spanish literature and a Program in Translation.
Brenda Galván: Born in Matamoros, Mexico. Senior Spanish Language and Literature major with a minor in French Language and Translation, and holding an Associate’s degree in Spanish Translation. She is currently working in T&IO as a Teaching Assistant and Translator into Spanish, French, and English. Being Translatology and Intercultural studies her strengths, this cosmopolitan from cradle student is interested on multilingualism, Spanish-Moroccan and Franco-Hispanic cultures, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, and Arabic belly dancing (raqs sharqi). She has studied abroad in France during summer in the last few years, and soon she’ll be doing her graduate studies with concentration on Translation and Interpreting.
Arturo Jiménez: Born in H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México. He studied Electromechanical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Matamoros. Upon completion of his degree, he worked as an electrical engineer at the Mexican Electrical Company (Comision Federal de Electricidad). He completed a Masters degree and a one year doctorate work in Physics at the University of Texas-Brownsville. He left the field of physics to pursue his true passion: literature. Presently, he is working on a Master’s degree in Spanish literature and a Program in Translation.
Beatriz Vázquez: Born in Reus, in the Northeast region of Spain. At Reus she began her university studies. She transferred to the University of Cataluña where, in 2008, she completed a bachelor’s and master’s in Translation and Interpretation in various languages: from Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian and Portuguese. While she was a Master’s student she worked with the City of Barcelona as a Coordinator of social protocols. Presently she is working on a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in Spanish at the University of Texas at Brownsville. In addition, she is a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Modern Languages with a teaching load of Spanish and Translation courses.