Laura Ramírez Polo is Assistant Teaching Professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she coordinates and teaches in the certificate and MA of Translation and Interpreting. She also coordinates translation and interpreting initiatives within the Humanities as part of her assignment in the Language Center. In this role she has managed the Language Bank project to create a database of volunteers for translation and interpreting services. Dr. Ramírez has over 15 years of experience as a freelance translator and language processes professional. She is ATA-certified English-Spanish and recently passed the CoreCHI certification as healthcare interpreter.
Laura holds a degree in Translation and Interpreting from the University Jaume I in Castellón, a degree in Library Science by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, an MA in Computational Linguistics by the Ludwig-Maximlians-Universität in Munich and an MA in Medical Translation by the Universitat Jaume I. She is a PhD on Controlled Languages and Machine Translation from the University of Valencia.
Her research interests focus on terminology and translation technology for professionals and translation training. More recently she is focusing on the role of interpreters in the encounter doctor/social workers and patients, as well as on medical communication.