Interpreter and Translator
Julia Duranti-Martínez grew up in Seattle, WA and is currently pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to moving to Austin, Julia worked in Colombia for over two years facilitating experiential education delegations, providing human rights accompaniment, and interpreting and translating as part of her work with Witness for Peace. She has also worked in family and emergency services for undocumented Latinx immigrants in Portland, OR, volunteered in Bolivia, and studied abroad in Chile. Julia received her B.A. in Anthropology and International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, where she was involved with campus and community activism related to LGBTQ and immigrant rights. Having interpreted and translated as part of her nonprofit work, Julia joined the Austin Language Justice Collective in 2015 and is excited to be part of a group that brings an explicit social justice focus to interpretation practice. She was trained as a Social Justice Interpreter in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, biking, and dance in all forms.