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María Cristina Quesada Calderín
SPANISH A - ENGLISH B
Conference Interpreter and Translator

Teléfono Phone: 954-670-3809
E-mail: mariacquesada@gmail.com

Foto de Rosalba Ciancia Biondo

Education
The Berlitz School of Languages – School of Translators and Interpreters - 1976-1977; Instituto NELS - Legal Translation I-II, Civil and Mercantile Law – 1984-1985; Global Net Dubbing Corporation – Dubbing Course Certificate, 2003, Note Taking Techniques in Consecutive Interpreting, FIU, Miami, 2003, Orientation Workshop for Court Interpreter Certification, Miami, 2010.

EXPERTISE: Conference Interpreter/ Translator/Coordinator:
More than thirty-five years of professional experience as a free-lance interpreter/ translator for conferences, meetings, courses, and seminars on a broad range of topics:

  • Law enforcement, Oil and gas, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineering, construction, telecommunications, management; IT, banking, economics, auditing, trade unions, metrology, environment, animal science, medicine, cotton agriculture, aviation, and many others.
  • Interpreter for Television and Broadcasting – Venevision – Channel 4-Venezuela 1996-2007: Oscar Academy Awards, Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss USA, Miss Teen, Latin Grammy Award; Telemundo, Miami – Cristina’s Show, Interview to First Lady Michelle Obama, 2012, SOiTV - Miami - Presidential Debate 2012, Univision, Miami - Democratic and Republican Debates and Forums 2016, Hillary Clinton’s El Gordo y la Flaca, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech, 2016.

Representative Sample of Conferences:

  • 56th-75th Plenary Meetings of the International Cotton Advisory Committee held in member countries – 1997-2016.
  • 47th- 51st Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Courses - Miami Children’s Hospital, 2012-2016.
  • US-Cuba Fraud and Human Smuggling Technical Exchange Meeting, USCIS Miami District Office, February 2016.
  • IADB Course on Economic Appraisal of Projects, February 2016, Miami.
  • US Soybean Export Council and US Soy Global Trade Exchange Conference, Indianapolis, 2016.
  • Alltech International Animal Nutrition, Feed and Health Conferences, 2007-2016, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • USCG 18th Multilateral Maritime Counterdrug Summit. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami, December 2015.
  • Burger King Global Convention 2015, Miami, November 2015.
  • Dataxis NexTV CEO’s Summit Latin America, Miami Beach, November 2015.
  • Miami Neonatology Conference 2015, Miami Beach, November 2015.
  • Mexican New Generation Feed Millers Team Course, US Grains, Kansas City, New Orleans, November 2015.
  • Universia US Institutional Accreditation Program, Intercontinental Doral, November 2015.
  • LATAM CXO & Government Forum – Microsoft, Miami, October 2015.
  • IDB EPAR’s Team-Knowledge and Learning Sector, Miami, October 2015.
  • OAS XVI Demand Reduction Expert Group Meeting, Miami, October 2015.
  • The Coca-Cola Retail Leadership Forum, Miami, September 2015.
  • KANDEO, Private Equity Fund Investment Presentation, Miami, March 2015.
  • OMNI MBA Apex Knee, Cadaver Training Lab., M.A.R.C., May 2015.
  • Telefonica Hub Summit; Telefonica Leadership Conference, Miami, April 2015.
  • IATA – VI and VII APJC Central America & Caribbean Meeting, Miami, April-July 2015.
  • More detailed information of seminars and conferences available upon request.

Memberships:
TAALS, The American Association of Language Specialists, Washington D.C.
AVINC Venezuelan Association of Conference Interpreters, President – 2000-2002.

 
       
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