Ricardo Bardo-Portilla has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Havana, and is a state and federally certified court interpreter and translator. He has also worked as a conference interpreter in many international gatherings in the US and abroad. He taught translation and interpretation at the University of Havana, Cuba and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico, and is currently the Faculty Coordinator of the Translation and Interpretation Studies Program at Miami Dade College in Florida. He has conducted workshops for court interpreters in California, Florida, and Oregon. He has also taught Spanish at Dartmouth College and Florida State University.