*Distinguished Speaker at the ATA’s 53rd Annual Conference
Mónica is a native of Mexico City who in 1988 started her career as a linguist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). She worked in Chicago, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Mónica has worked on a variety of cases included a Top 10 Most Wanted. Since 2006, she has served as the supervisor of Atlanta’s foreign language program, and currently serves as the remote supervisor for Columbia and Jacksonville’s foreign language programs. In this capacity, she is responsible for facilitating linguistic assistance and case support, agent training, and management and supervision of linguists in the three field offices.
Q&A Panelist – As a linguist and supervisor of the FBI’s foreign language program, Monica will bring her very unique perspective on how translation has aided in the efforts to protect and defend.