The Spanish Language Division is happy to present  Mónica Alvarez, Distinguished Speaker for the upcoming ATA 53rd Annual Conference in San Diego, California, October 24-27, 2012!

Mónica is a native of Mexico City who in 1988 started her career as a linguist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). She worked in Chicago, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Mónica has worked on a variety of cases included a Top 10 Most Wanted. Since 2006, she has served as the supervisor of Atlanta’s foreign language program, and currently serves as the remote supervisor for Columbia and Jacksonville’s foreign language programs. In this capacity, she is responsible for facilitating linguistic assistance and case support, agent training, and management and supervision of linguists in the three field offices.

Mónica accepted the SPD’s invitation to contribute her expertise with the following presentation you will not want to miss:

Not Your Father’s Bureau – A Look at Modern Linguists’ Lives within the FBI

Abstract: The FBI has changed to meet evolving threats.  FBI linguists have also transformed themselves to keep up with changing times.  As their roles have changed, so have the opportunities available to linguists along with the training and technology that the Bureau employs to stay on top of foreign language demands.

The SPD cordially invites you to attend Monica’s presentation on Friday, October 26, from 2:00 p.m. -3:15 p.m.

See you in San Diego!

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