Avelina Martinez

Graduation Date: May, 1997

Degree: B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies, double major

Faculty Mentor: Bradley Shaw, Ph.D.

Research: "Seeking Communicative Equivalence: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Como agua para chocolate / Like Water for Chocolate"

Post-Baccalaureate Degrees: M.A. in English-Spanish Translation, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Current Situation: Language Services Team Lead at Texas Department of State Health Services, in Austin, TX.   Avelina leads the Language Services team in providing translation and interpretation services for non-English speaking and special needs audiences in support of program, legal, regulatory, and licensing activities.