MARIA CLEMENCIA RODRIGUEZ
Certified Translator and Interpreter
**** *** **** ******, # ****, Washington, DC 20008
Fluent in Spanish, English, and French
Certified Official translator/interpreter of English-Spanish-English as per Act 192 of April 13, 1985
Thrives under pressure
Bogota, Colombia and Washington, DC
Freelance Translations and Interpretations
2004 – present
Translation of any documentation, deeds, engineering, and legal contracts. Simultaneous interpretations of business meetings, medical appointments, and seminars. More than 1,700 translated pages for different law bureaus and other companies, such as, Inter-American Development Bank, Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, and Ministry of Foreign Relations.
Caracol T.V., Bogota, Colombia
08.2011 – 08.2014
Simultaneous and consecutive interpretations from English to Spanish and vice versa. Transcriptions of NBC News, Brian Williams.
Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia
01.2011 – 06.2011
Taught various classes in kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school as needed. Subjects varied from math, science, social studies, and English. Classes were taught in either English or Spanish.
ICP International, Washington, DC
International Development Associate
09.2008 – 06.2009
Implementation of strategies for the procurement of contracts from different government agencies. Met with the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of State, Department of Commerce, World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank.
Embassy of Chile, Washington, DC
03.2008 – 02.2009
Responsible for an initiative to bring Chilean gourmet products to the United States market.
Updating commercial information on fruits and commercial documents posted on the web page. Research on trade related subjects for the agricultural office.
Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota, Colombia
Professor of Internships
01.2007 – 05.2007
Seek and obtain internships for undergraduate students in their senior year. In charge of inviting professors from universities in Latin America, Europe, and the United States of America to the School of International Relations.
Flowerbuyer.com, Bogota, Colombia
07.2005 – 12.2005
Promoting the Canadian flower auction website among Colombian flower growers.
C.I. Las Rosas, Bogota, Colombia
Chief Executive Officer
2000 – 2004
Overseeing the operation of a 10 hectare rose crop on a daily basis and supervising 110 employees. In charge of the process cutting, grading, marketing and dispatching roses to United States importers. Day to day problem solving, holiday planning, directing the complete process from planting new varieties of roses to exporting them.
Flores del Campo, Bogota, Colombia
1990 – 2000
Operating the flower business by meeting with clients and promoting the product in order to generate new business and fixed orders. Responsible for marketing strategies, production and operations. Extensive travelling throughout Europe.
Assistant to CEO
1988 – 1989
Responsible for effective port operations in the four ports of Colombia: Santa Marta, Cartagena, Barranquilla, and Buenaventura. Involved with human resources, development and negotiation with trade unions. Frequent port travelling.
Proexport, Bogota, Colombia
1983 – 1985
Editor to the Colombia Exporta magazine. Responsible for the publication operation and edition.
Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
10.1981 – 12.1982
Preparation of press releases, translations of various documents, annual reports, speeches for the President of the bank, and international daily news for the bank’s executives.
Triton Corporation, Washington, DC
1979 – 1981
Preparation of proposals in transportation, health administration, education, among others. Responsible for negotiating contracts as well as coordination of projects and programs.
The American University, School of International Service 1979-1982
Master of Arts in International Relations
Washington, DC, United States of America
The American University, School of International Service 1974-1979
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations of Western Europe
Washington, DC, United States of America