Translation Alumni in Industry


Alicia Passfield (2013) is a Project Manager at Corporate Translations, with offices in Chicago and Connecticut. 

Lucas Riddle (2013) works as a translator for Point-to-Point Translations & Language Consultants in Milwaukee.

Jessica Hermanny (2012) is a document controller at Caterpillar Global Mining in Milwaukee, where she performs technical German-to-English translation. 

Sarah Puchner (2011) works as an in-house French-English translator for ITC Global Translations, with offices in Florida and Lissieu, France.

Meghan McCallum (2010) is Quality Manager for French-English translations at Iverson Language Associates.  She is also chair of the ATA School Outreach Committee, which encourages members to promote translation & interpreting professions in local schools.

Yvonne Puerner (2009) works as a pool Medical Interpreter/Cultural Companion at St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee. She works on breast health education for Latina Women through Susan G. Komen and Avon Grants.

Maira Davalos (2009) interprets at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. She also is a volunteer interpreter at Walker’s Point Clinic and at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

Alejandra Alvaro (2009) works for SWITS, with a permanent assignment at the Department of Health and Human Services. She also freelance translates.

Jennifer Schultz (2009) is Linguistic Validation Project Manager at Corporate Translations, based in Connecticut with an office in Chicago.

Alexis Pollitz (2008) is Linguistic Validation Project Manager at Corporate Translations, based in Connecticut with an office in Chicago.

Bethany Welch (2007) is a bilingual paraprofessional with the Marinette WI School District. She also freelance translates (Spanish and German to English) and interprets (Spanish), and performs language reviews for Iverson Language Associates.

Dave Summers (2006), after three years of doctoral study at Kent State University, is now Translation Manager at PPI Technical Communications in Solon, OH. 

Craig Hubbell (2005) is staff counsel with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards in Madison.

Iverson Language Associates continues to be a destination point for our current students as interns, and for alumni as full-time employees. For more information, please see staff bios at

SWITS, a language service provider for southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, is another active internship sponsor. In addition, SWITS offers interpreter training workshops throughout Wisconsin. The SWITS Scholarship is applicable to the workshop cost, and available to students enrolled in a Wisconsin college-level translation or interpreting program. For more information, visit

If you are a graduate of the program and have some news to share, please e-mail Lorena Terando at, so we can update our page.