Meet Team Alboum

Your Partners in Multilingual Communications

Meet the team
that shares your

passion and

We value customer service and client relationships as priority #1. Our entire team is dedicated to empowering our clients’ success.

Sandra Alboum

Founder & CEO
Arlington, Virginia

The founder of Alboum Translation Services, Sandra leads the company’s operations and administration, and guides its mission. More than a figurehead, with more than 25 years of experience in the language services industry, Sandra is a seasoned translator, interpreter, and project manager. She is certified by the National Center for State Courts as a courtroom interpreter in more than 40 states in Spanish.

Sandra earned an MA with High Honors in Spanish Linguistics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). She speaks English, Spanish, and Catalan fluently. In addition, she taught Introductory and Advanced Spanish Translation at The American University and Spanish Grammar and Style at The George Washington University.

Sandra is a devotee of Simon Sinek, a two-time Jeopardy champion, and lives in Arlington, Virginia with her two budding linguists.

Hillary Berman

Chief Marketing Officer
Bethesda, Maryland

Hillary oversees marketing and business development for Alboum - ensuring the client experience aligns with our “why.” Hillary’s worked in and for businesses and nonprofits large and small, established and just getting started. Prior to joining Alboum, she founded and ran a marketing consultancy focused on small businesses, startups, and nonprofits. Alboum was her longest-running client.

Hillary holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a BS in advertising from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is also the author of Customer, LLC: The Small Business Guide to Customer Engagement & Marketing.

Hillary lives in Bethesda, Maryland and loves traveling, the outdoors, as well as cooking and baking for her houseful of boys.

Florencia Franco

Special Assistant to the CEO & Senior Account Manager
Cordoba, Argentina

A member of the Alboum team for 10 years, Flor knows our clients and language services inside and out. She is usually the first person nonprofits will hear from when they request a quote or more information. Flor is Alboum’s “mama hen” - always at the ready to answer a question for clients or team members alike. Flor holds a BA in Social Communication from Escuela de Ciencias de la Informacion UNC in Cordoba, Argentina and has completed PMP-certified coursework.

The agility Flor brings to her work comes naturally. She’s a competitive salsa dancer which she balances with motherhood when she’s off the clock.

Kathy Cornejo

Director of Client Service
Lima, Peru

A member of the Alboum team since 2016 and working in the translation and interpretation industry since 2012, Kathy leads project and account management. An experienced translation project manager and freelance English to Spanish translator, she oversees quality assurance, as well as provides back-up and supplemental support for client projects as required. Kathy is a graduate of UNIFE La Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon in her native Peru.

In her free time, Kathy loves to sing, dance and travel around the world. She also enjoys baking and spending time with family and friends.

Andreina Pascuali

Director of Human Resources & Administration
Cordoba, Argentina

Alboum’s amazing team of account managers, translators, and interpreters is thanks to Andreina who heads up human resources. She oversees recruitment and the administrative tasks of running our growing team like paperwork and invoicing.

Before joining Alboum, Andreina served as a translator and translation project manager. She holds a degree in English translation from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba and regularly volunteers with children and low-income families both at home and abroad. And somehow, Andreina finds time for singing, dancing, and drama lessons - she loves the stage!

Flora Marquez

Design Supervisor
Unquillo, Argentina

Flora oversees Alboum’s multilingual design work - ensuring that client documents look just as beautiful in their target language as they did pre-translation. Flora works remotely from her home in Unquillo, just outside of Cordoba, Argentina.

Flora holds an associates degree in graphic design for fashion design from Instituto Superior de Diseno y Arte. A trained graphic designer and an illustrator, in her free time Flor is always drawing and loves creating autobiographical comics.

Eliana Gigena

Senior Account Manager & Interpretation Coordinator
Cordoba, Argentina

Eliana ensures Alboum client projects are completed seamlessly and interpretations go off without a hitch, no matter where they’re taking place in the world. She is fluent in English and Spanish, has basic knowledge of Portuguese and is studying Korean, as she says, “just for fun.” A member of team Alboum since 2014 and working in the language services and customer service industries prior to that, Eliana brings years of experience to every client and every project.

Eliana holds a bachelor's degree in humanities and social sciences from Colegio Santa Margarita de Cortona and is studying for both her English translator and teacher certifications. When she’s not advancing her knowledge of the English language, Eliana can be found scouring local flea markets for random treasures, gardening, and enjoying the sounds of K-Pop.

Claudia Puente

Account Manager
Lima, Peru

Handling the late shift, Claudia ensures our west coast clients receive the same level of great service as those back east. She provides project management, coordinating all required resources for her clients, including translators across all languages, as well as in-house layout/design and other services should they be required.

Claudia holds a bachelor’s degree in translation and interpretation from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas and is a student of languages. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has intermediate knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese. Claudia enjoys finding opportunities to bridge her work and passions and was thrilled to work in the language services area of the Pan American Games when her hometown of Lima hosted in 2019.

Tirsa Quintana

Account Manager
Lima, Peru

An experienced translation project manager, translator, interpreter, and English language teacher, Tirsa coordinates all required resources for her clients, including translators across all languages, as well as in-house layout/design and other services should they be required. Prior to joining Alboum, Tirsa was responsible for writing, translating, and implementing web content for technical websites.

Tirsa holds a bachelor’s degree and additional certificate in translation and interpreting from UNIFE La Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon in Peru, as well as an International English Certification. When not at work, Tirsa can also be found blending her own teas, exploring new places and playing with her two yorkies.

Mayra Velasquez

Account Manager
Lima, Peru

An experienced translation project manager, translator, interpreter, and editor, Mayra is a master of juggling multiple projects at one time and getting in the weeds on the details. Prior to joining Alboum in 2017, Mayra provided over the phone interpretation for multiple US-based companies and translation services in the education industry.

Mayra holds a bachelor's degree in translation and interpreting from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. When not managing purchase orders and projects, Mayra can be found reading or binge watching any number of Netflix Originals.

Amy Eisner

Marketing Manager
Bethesda, Maryland

A master of details, Amy manages Alboum’s CRM system, email campaigns, tradeshow presence, social media, and marketing materials. Amy joined Alboum from a marketing consulting firm where she handled similar work for startups and small businesses. She started her career in investment banking, with stints on both the equity and fixed income trading floors.

Amy is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter. And she still finds free time to run a clothing pop-up shop for teens and tweens… which she fits in among her family’s extensive collection of baseball memorabilia.

Dolores Juarez Carol

Graphic Designer
Cordoba, Argentina

Working behind the scenes to ensure client documents look great in all languages, Dolo provides desktop publishing support for Alboum’s translation team. An experienced graphic designer, Dolo brings experience in graphic design and branding for various companies in Argentina to team Alboum.

Dolo holds a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design and publicity from Universidad Provinicial de Cordoba and is a lifelong student, studying painting and photography, as well as folkloric and Latin American dance.

Josh Ng

Graphic Designer
National Capital Region (NCR), Philippines

Josh handles graphic design for Alboum - beautifying our branding and client resources. Josh extends our global presence to Asia, working from his home in the Philippines and via our design partner, Design Pickle.

Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia arts and science with a focus on graphic design from Mapua Institute of Technology. He’s an avid painter and loves t-shirt design.

Todd Cook

Warsaw, Poland

Keeping track of every purchase order, invoice, and payment, Todd is our bookkeeper extraordinaire. Starting out with our US team and raised in Fauquier County, Virginia, Todd now calls Warsaw, Poland home.

Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Virginia Tech. He plays the bass, ultimate frisbee, and soccer, and now maintains his allegiance to the Washington Capitals from afar.

Oregon Health
& Science

“We used Alboum to translate documents for a clinical research study so that we could expand our recruitment to include non-English speakers. They were incredibly easy to work with from beginning to end. From the first request I submitted it was clear that we were working with real people who cared about their business and delivering an excellent product. They were extremely responsive and completed our translations faster than we expected. We were so happy with Alboum that we found additional funding and went back to them with three separate requests. I can’t recommend Alboum highly enough.”