Mara Cawthorn is the IMIA Florida Chapter Chair
Born and raised in Argentina, Mara Cawthorn graduated with the prestigious 5-year BA Degree from the Córdoba National University of Languages, majoring in English<> Spanish Translation and Interpretation.
Since moving to the US in 1994, Mara has devoted her entire professional life to the language services industry. Her 25 + year career encompasses a wide range of professional and management roles including: Freelance Interpreter in consecutive and simultaneous modes; Freelance Translator; Quality Control Manager for the largest over-the-phone interpreting provider; Document and Project Manager; Owner-operator of a successful language services company.
Mara also holds the following accreditations and certifications:
Master Court Interpreter (NJ), Certified Court Interpreter (FL), Nationally Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CCHI), Licensed Associate Interpreter Trainer for the Community Interpreter Program.
Based in Winter Garden Florida with her 3 children, Mara is the Founder and Managing Director of Clarivita, a full-service language services company dedicated to providing high quality language services to the business, medical and legal industries in the Central Florida area, as well as educating the community-at-large about the importance of meaningful language access in our society.