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Jill Kushner Bishop, PhD

Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop is Founder & CEO of Multilingual Connections. She received a BA in the Teaching of Spanish from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and her MA/PhD in Linguistic Anthropology from UCLA. It was during her junior year abroad in Barcelona that she first encountered Judeo-Spanish – an obsolescing language spoken by descendants …

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Mark Bishop, MBA

Mark joined Multilingual Connections after a 20-year career in nonprofit management. Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and MBA from University of Missouri. Mark has lived in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, where he taught English and studied language. When not working, Mark enjoys spending time with …

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Seyma Albarino

Seyma, a New York native, first moved to Chicago to study at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. After college, she spent a year in Jerusalem, eventually returning to the United States to work in non-profits. She most recently worked as a French<>English medical interpreter; her linguistic repertoire also includes Russian and Serbian. Seyma has …

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Katie Bauman

Katie Baumann

Katie grew up in Chicago and graduated from Carthage College in Wisconsin with a B.A. in Spanish. She spent a semester abroad in Alicante, Spain and a month in Santiago, Chile on an independent study trip. Not long after graduating, Katie moved to Chile and ended up staying for five years. She worked managing a …

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Kara Davis

A transplant from Louisville, Kentucky, Kara moved to Chicago in 2015 to pursue her passion for international communication at Multilingual Connections. She graduated with a B.A. in Spanish & Journalism from New York University and received an M.A. in International & Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver. Throughout her career, Kara has spent time …

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Elizabeth Dumitrescu

Elizabeth grew up in Chicago, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Spanish. In college, she spent a year abroad in Madrid, Spain and loved it so much that she moved back after graduation. After several years there, Elizabeth moved back to Chicago where she got her Advanced Professional Certificate …

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Mariela Golan

Mariela Golan

Mariela grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After a year and a half of law school, she realized languages were her real passion, and she earned her degree in Spanish-English Legal Translation at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino. Mariela worked as an ESL teacher until she got a position translating, proofreading and subtitling television and …

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Ted Jackson

Ted grew up among the cornfields of Ohio but always daydreamed about living in a metropolis.  After his first year of high school German, hosting two exchange student, and visiting Europe one summer, he became enamored with languages and continued on to earn his PhD in Germanic languages and literatures.  Ted spent six years working …

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Antoni Maroto

Antoni Maroto, CT

Originally from Barcelona, Antoni is a native Spanish and Catalan speaker currently based in the Chicago area. He’s passionate about bridging language barriers and improving the flow of communication. Antoni holds a B.A. in Translation & Interpreting from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His professional experience includes collaborating on and managing translation projects for the audiovisual, …

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Dionna Masciola

Dionna grew up in Roselle, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. She recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising, a minor in Spanish and a Media Sales Certificate. Dionna is excited to enter the language service industry and put her project management and marketing skills to …

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