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Born and raised in Vancouver in an Anglo-Hispanic household, Gabriel grew up fully bilingual in Spanish and English with an intimate understanding of the linguistic nuances of both cultures.
In 2007, he moved from Canada to Mexico where he worked as a certified translator for the Judiciary of the State of Jalisco. In 2012, Gabriel returned to Canada with $400 in his pocket in search of a better quality of life for his family. Though having grown up in Canada, he saw firsthand the struggles and hurdles that newcomers to any foreign country face. He fully understood the hardships millions of people around the world choose to leave behind in search of hope and freedom. As a student of languages and history, his experiences have fueled his passion for building knowledge and serving others. He seeks to connect with people by finding common ground and thereby bridging cultural and linguistic gaps.
Gabriel is a certified translator and member in good standing of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA) and volunteers his services to Translators Without Borders (TWB) and Skeena Diversity in his hometown of Terrace.
He has experience in various industries and subjects including general topics, environmental, legal, medical, arts and culture, science, humanities, and immigration.