Maria Ceballos-Wallis has been working in multilingual communications since 1990. Her passion has always been the elimination of barriers to effective communicating through the mastery of various modes of communication and the media. In addition to being an accomplished television producer, Maria has been a certified court interpreter (FL / GA) and translator since 2002. In 2002, she received a certificate in translation studies from Florida International University and was certified as Spanish/English translator by the National Australian Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). She is also a Georgia-registered civil and domestic mediator. Maria holds an M.A. in international studies from Florida International University (FIU) and a B.A. in communication arts with a minor in French from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. She has also taught English as a second language at Miami Dade College and lectured in both Spanish and English at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.