Anna Rodriguez Casadevall
I have always been eclectic and multifaceted.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a vet, writer, missionary, painter, owner of a street market stall and a polyglot.
And I went blank every time someone asked me: ¿what do you like the most?
I liked so many things I did not know what to choose.
¿Why did I have to choose?
The same situation keeps repeating almost thirty years later.
And not only when someone asks me what I like most
But also when someone asks me what is my profession, something that happens daily now that I live on tour.
When I am in no hurry, this is my answer:
I studied Translation to be free in my movements.
A Master and (ongoing) PhD in International Development to understand the world and try to make it a better place.
And Social psychology and Interculturality to understand what brings people together and what separates us.
I have advised and coached students, lecturers, volunteers and travelers with their experiences around the world for over 10 years and taken part in European and international projects in several universities.
I have co-designed, co-directed and taught at the Master in Development and Community Action of Pere Tarres School, Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, Spain).
I have also lectured at Universidad Andina del Cusco (Peru) and at University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (Vic, Spain), with whom I worked for a year as an Academic Delegate in China (Changsha, Hunan).
With the NGO Setem Catalonia, I had the opportunity to discover cities, towns and neighbourhoods running workshops in Development Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
I am from a town near Barcelona (Catalonia) and have lived in Germany, the Czech Republic, Peru, China, the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
I have also spent a couple of months in the US and India, and visited the Philippines, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, France, UK, Denmark, Morocco, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Serbia, Kosovo, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Thailand, Taiwan, Haiti…
And I hope to keep discovering cultures and ways to see and understand life!
As you can see, all my facets are bound by a steady common thread: bridging cultures.
I choose to be a trainer, consultant and translator in interculturality, international relations and development.
That is what I do.
That is my job.
If you or your project are lost in translation and require a professional to bridge cultures and untie the communication knot you have with your partners overseas, that is me.