Mari lives in Duluth, Georgia, and works as a free-lance interpreter and translator since 1997. She grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and later came to study English in the United States. She graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Italian, and later from Georgia State University with a degree in Translation and Interpretation.
Mari, is a loving mother of three (one human child and two dogs), who has many passions, but the three most important ones are her love for people, her love for languages, and her love for dancing salsa. Her love for people led her to many different career paths. She became a certified instructor, examiner and a 5th degree black belt in Choi Kwang Do in 1995, and in 2000 a real estate broker. Her bilingual background helped her bring in a wide range of people, and the job required a certain degree of interpreting. However, her love for languages brought her back to her talent, and in 2014 she graduated from the Department of Modern and Classical Language in the College of Arts and Science at Georgia State University with a degree in Translation and Interpretation
Soon after graduating from GSU, she was asked to translate a training Manual for Latino Health Access. This marked a turning point in her career, and Mari decided to focus solely on interpretation and translation. Her three children could not be more proud of their mother’s many accomplishments, and think that by enabling her to help people by bridging the language barrier, translation and interpretation fit two of her main passions.