Etilvia Maria Arjona Chang

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Dr. Etilvia Maria Arjona Chang completed her undergraduate studies at H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University. Following, she got her graduate degree at Rochester Institute of Technology, the School of Interpreters of the University of Geneva, Switzerland and earned specialization certificates from the State University of Mons, Belgium, the Université de Dijon and the Université Besançon in France. She obtained her Ph.D. from Stanford University's School of Education. Dr. Arjona has served as Director of Translation and Interpretation Studies Divisions at the University of Panama, the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California, the University of Hawaii and Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. She has held a variety of advisory capacity posts at SUNY-Binghamton, Florida International University, Montclair State University, as well as in many other international organizations. In two prior administrations of the Panamanian government, Dr. Arjona served as private advisor and consultant to the First Lady of the Republic. Dr. Arjona has headed the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria la Antigua (USMA) in Panama, and is Director of Education USA Advising Center. Her numerous publications concern mainly Translator and Interpreter training and testing. She has also served as an alternate representative of private universities on the Central American Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CCA).



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