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“Your work is excellent.  Top notch!  Thank you for the quick turn around. ”

Leonor Dionne, Health Educator at Labor Occupational Health U.C. Berkeley

“Mari is a great interpreter and translator. Her experience in different areas and her deep knowledge about the Hispanic community makes her a valuable professional.”

Ericka Omena Erickson, MPA, Program Coordinator at Local Child Care and Development Planning Council

“I don’t know how to thank you enough for what you did for our class this last Wednesday. I think they were pretty well blown away. Powerful stuff that took them to the deep stuff of American and Mexican communication. Of course, I would like to have you join me for each class from here on.”

Steven L. West, Ph.D., Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension 

“Mari’s passion for intercultural relations is contagious. Her authenticity will be an asset for anyone who decides to work with her in an intercultural environment.”

Darin Short, Owner at In[ter]Sights

“As a cross-cultural consultant, Mari was perfect for our Latino research project.  Her vast experience and community connections enabled her to identify and recruit participants, design the questionnaire, moderate the focus groups and provide a report in record time.  Her exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail meant I could turn the project over to her with confidence. In addition, her cross-cultural insights were most helpful in shaping the study and interpreting the results.  What’s more, her high energy and enthusiasm made her someone with whom it was indeed a pleasure to collaborate.”

Richelle McClain, Marketing Department at CC Times

“I enjoyed working with Mari on our bi-lingual focus group.  She has great ideas, is well connected in the Latino community, and is very professional…  It was a very good experience!”

Carol Louisell, Caregivers Program Director at John Muir Medical Center

We have an incredibly hardworking and dedicated workforce.  Everyone wants to be successful and wants to work together, but we had persistent communications issues that seemed beyond simple language barrier issues.  A lot of employees experienced frustrations in their dealings with others and we didn’t know how to improve our intra-company communication.  We were introduced to Mari and immediately realized that there was so much to learn about each other we hadn’t even contemplated. Our different cultures  influenced our  expectations and communications styles and therefor our relationships with each other.  Mari did some trainings with all of our staff; both office and field and English and Spanish speakers. After our sessions with Mari we were all much more understanding of each other. And our communication has improved.  Her lessons were eye opening, engaging, and well received.  We look forward to working with Mari again in the future.

Drew McMillan, Manager at Devil Mountain Wholesale Nurseries

“Mari has been a fantastic asset to TALC and we will continue to rely on her for our future community outreach and facilitation needs.”

Joel Ramos, Regional Planning Director at TransForm

“I highly recommend Mari. She is very professional, and easy to work with. Besides being a wonderful and beautiful person, Mari takes the time to listen to your specific needs, and making sure that you are satisfied with her work. She is also very personable and reliable.”

Vivianne Nantel, Owner at Vivianne Nantel Fine Arts