Alejandro Márquez

Interpreter and Translator

Alejandro Márquez is from both Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso,TX. He holds  BS in International Politics from Georgetown University as well as a Masters in Latin American Studies and Global Policy Studies from UT-Austin. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Sociology at UT-Austin. He took part in a three-day training with the Roberto Tijerina, a national leader in spreading the language justice movement. Alejandro has several years of interpreting experience in Austin. Interpreting is important to him because he likes to contribute in making grassroots organizations stronger. He thinks interpreting is crucial in building coalitions and spreading the word about important issues in the community. For him, language access is not about understanding and being understood, it is about learning how to live and share with others. In his free time, he likes to read, watch movies and TV, and cook something that takes more than 30 min to prepare.