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Random Facts

Since today is my birthday, I will share some random facts with you:

  1. I was born in Zaragoza (Spain), at the crossroads between the cities of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, and Valencia.

  2. My immediate family comes from Castilla y León and Extremadura, and it is essentially of Iberian origin.

  3. However, I am also of Sephardic Jewish descent (and identify as a Jew).

  4. I grew up in Galicia and Catalonia, which allowed me to learn Galician and Catalan.

  5. Unfortunately, I did not retain Galician; but I adopted Catalan as my mother tongue, along with Spanish.

  6. Learning English as a second language prompted me to study for a degree in Translation.

  7. Additionally, I have studied the following languages in the past: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Russian.

  8. At present, I am learning Portuguese. I began with Rosetta Stone and continue to study/practice it, thanks to Duolingo.

  9. As a writer and translator, I work exclusively with Catalan, English, and Spanish.

  10. I have been living in the United States for the last six years — and have become a US citizen.

  11. Utah has been my home for the last three years.

  12. Before moving in 2019 to Salt Lake City, Utah, I lived in Chicago, Illinois.

  13. Aside from Utah and Illinois, to this day, I have visited the following US states: California, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

  14. I will be in Denver, Colorado, for the 2022 AMWA Annual Conference in the fall.

  15. Speaking of conferences, I will also attend the ATA 63rd Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

  16. Traveling for work is great but doing it for pleasure is better. That is why I look forward to my summer vacation in Toronto (Canada).

  17. These are other countries I have visited in the past: Andorra, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, and The Vatican.

  18. If we added airport layovers, Austria, Switzerland, and Turkey would also count.

  19. I specialize in texts about imaging and radiology, and my main area of interest is materials related to imaging devices and radiopharmaceuticals.

  20. You can now book a call with me via Calendly!

What random facts would you share with your readers on a special occasion?


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