“Karen, you were born to teach!  Your energy, enthusiasm and ability to connect with your students is incomparable. – Maria Elena

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Prof. Karen Borgenheimer, MFA, lead instructor,  is a classically-trained, certified interpreter and translator who is regarded as a skilled, insightful and versatile professional. Her Interpreter Training Workshops have been a huge success throughout Florida, where she has trained hundreds of certified interpreters and interpreters-in-training. She is a Continuing Education Provider for the State of Florida.

For nearly a decade, Karen lived in San Lorenzo de El Escorial  where she taught at the Real Centro Universitario (RCU) “Maria Cristina.” Her understanding of the Spanish people, language, culture and history is unique. It is this uniqueness and experience that she brings into the classroom by blending concepts and techniques with real-life applications–and a good dose of humor.

Karen has been a university professor for 30 years and a professor of the Translation and Interpretation Program at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida for the past 16 years. 

Accurate interpretation requires knowledge of the legal systems associated with both the source and target language.

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Dr. Susana San Cristóbal Reales, obtained both her law degree (Licenciado en Derecho) and Doctorate in Procedural Law (cum laude) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

As a law professor for the past 25 years, Dr. San Cristóbal has taught numerous courses in Civil and Criminal Procedural Law at various Law Schools in Spain including the prestigious Real Centro Universitario (RCU) María Cristina in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (an affiliate of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid), the Universidad Europea de Madrid, and the Universidad Nebrija, UNED.

She also teaches Alternative Systems for Conflict Resolution (Masters of Law) at the Centro Garrigues and Masters of Construction Law, a program organized by RCU María Cristina in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

In addition to her teaching career, Susana has practiced both civil and criminal law. She has written three monographs, numerous book chapters, law review articles, and she has participated in several legal research projects throughout her career.

As a guest lecturer during the Spain Conference 2016, Dr. Susana San Cristóbal actively engaged participants with her in-depth knowledge of the Organization of Spanish Courts in preparation for the Madrid Court Observation course.

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