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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  • Deborah Marshall, Linguist and Project Manager

    Deborah is a native of Cameron, Missouri. Deborah’s passion for culture and languages brought her to Europe where she lived for 33 years. The majority of her time abroad was spent in Munich where she served on the faculty of the Hochschule für Musik and the Richard Strauss Conservatory and ...

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  • Branko Seksan, Project Manager

    Branko Seksan was born in Vienna, Austria to a family of expats. As a result, life took him around the world at an early age. He earned his BBA from a renowned university in the Midwest with a German studies course at Goethe Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. Branko spent his early career working ...

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  • Alexandra Haines, Junior Project Manager

    Alexandra Haines is Belgian-American, born and raised in Middletown, NY, with a second home in Waterloo. She grew up in a diverse neighborhood, surrounded by translators, teachers and public servants, and was constantly exposed to and inspired by people of different viewpoints. She trained in ...

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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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  • Margarita M. Javier, Project Manager

    Margarita Javier was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A native Spanish speaker, she studied English and French in school. She studied English literature at the University of Puerto Rico and spent time studying British Theatre in London. Upon graduating with honors, she was accepted in ...

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  • Francesca Turus, Project Manager

    Francesca was born in Italy, right on the border of Slovenia. An Italian native speaker, she studied English, German and Spanish in middle and high school and later on she enrolled in a program at the University of Trieste to pursue a degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature with a ...

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