Our Team

  • Nicole Michel-Deshagette, CEO

    A native of Berne, Switzerland, Nicole was brought up in a multicultural environment and speaks several languages, including French, German, Spanish and Creole. She holds a BA in Translation from the Zürich School of Translation and Interpretation, Switzerland. In 1992 Nicole joined TransLingua ...

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  • Ilaria Migliardi, COO

    Born in Italy, Ilaria graduated cum laude from the Asian Languages Department of the University of Venice in Italy, after studies conducted both at SOAS (London) and Fudan University (Shanghai). She worked in Asia for several years, both in PRC as the assistant general manager for an ...

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  • Francesca Pantaev, Quality Control Manager, New York

    Francesca was born in Italy, right on the border of Slovenia. An Italian native speaker, she enrolled in a program at the University of Trieste to pursue a degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature with a concentration in English and Russian. During her time as a student, she ...

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  • Amalia Papachristopoulos, Project Manager

    Amalia’s family background is Greek-American. She spoke Greek at home, but learnt English in school, growing up in New York City. Amalia studied French and Italian in college and got a BA in language and literature from Bard in 1995. In 2000 she got certified to teach English as a Second ...

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  • Judith Morris, Senior Project Manager, Boulder CO

    Judith was born and raised in Newark, Delaware. She studied European History and Art History and graduated with a BA from the University of Delaware. After her studies she worked at the Human Resources Department of the University of Delaware for a few years, until she moved to Colorado, in ...

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  • Melissa Harris, Project and Quality Control Manager, Boulder CO

    Melissa was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado. She received her degree in Web Development at Red Rocks College. Following her degree, she worked on the college’s website as well as various graphics projects for various departments of the University. Melissa then moved to Seattle and ...

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  • Javier Collazo Justiniano, Project Manager

    Born in Puerto Rico and a native Spanish speaker, Javier learned English upon moving to the US in his teenage years. He also studied French since an early age and attained advanced fluency. Javier returned to his native island where, in 2007, he began studies in Hispanic Linguistics at ...

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  • Michelle Tsai, Project Manager

    Born in a rural town in Taiwan, Michelle was raised with English as her first language while growing up in a Mandarin-speaking environment. She learned French with a Canadian friend in elementary school for two years, which sparked a long-lasting passion for learning languages and for other ...

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