“It’s always a new challenge”

Born in Strasbourg, Andrea spent much of her childhood between two ways of life: “I grew up between two cultures, French and Italian, as my dad was Italian.” Her family connections to Italy, and a desire to know more about her Italian roots, prompted her decision to attend university in Italy: “I decided to do my university studies in Perugia, close to my father’s family town. I stayed there for about four years, and after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Linguistic Mediation I wanted to travel a bit further afield and discover new cultures and lifestyles.”

Julia was born in a middle-sized city in Bavaria, Germany, called Fürth. Although she spent half her childhood in San Diego, California, it didn’t take her long to come back to Germany with her parents and siblings, and to later on set up her life in the heart of Bavaria, where she now lives with her husband, their two young boys, and her seven loving snakes.

“It’s always been a pleasure for me”

Rebecka was born and raised on the west coast of Finland, in a small municipality called Larsmo (Luoto). Situated in the middle of a large archipelago consisting of about 360 islands and skerries, Larsmo is one of the larger islands, home to tall pine forests, a number of small towns and Finland’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Larsmo. 

“It’s the kind of place where almost everyone knows everyone,” Rebecka recalls: a small place with lots of forests and water.”

“Born to be bilingual”  Ray Kwan, like most others on the Unbabel platform, is not your typical translator: “translators are supposed to be more concerned with the liberal arts, but I am more of a geeky guy. I like chasing all the new techie stuff, and...

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