Osvaldo was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Mexico. He moved back to the United States as a teenager and went on to study English in college. He decided to keep pursuing his interest in languages and cultures and obtained an MA at the University of Notre Dame and a PhD at Cornell University, both in Hispanic Studies. As a graduate student and later as a full-time academic, Osvaldo had the opportunity to teach language, literature, and culture courses related to Latin America. After his time in academia, Osvaldo became a translator and interpreter in the Chicago area. He is happy to be now part of Multilingual Connections, working alongside people who share a passion for communication, teamwork, and culture. In his free time Osvaldo enjoys creative translation, gardening, and bird watching. His favorite bird right now is the grey catbird.