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Annalisa N
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Old Greenwich, CT
Joined 5/14/2018
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Annalisa is a cultural specialist and author. Drawing upon an international career in investment banking and corporate strategic planning, she brokers the cross-cultural communication in globalization to derive value from multicultural dynamics. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, she has lived, worked, and studied in nine countries. Bringing together data from business case studies, academic theory on culture, and research in psychology and sociology, she tackles international borders as new frontiers for digital communication, socio-cultural ideas, and diversity-led innovation. Annalisa’s expert quotes on world cultures are featured in CIO magazine, the Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, and the BBC. She is the author of Intuitive Interpreting and has widely published articles on world language and culture. Annalisa holds an MA in cross-cultural translation studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a BSBA in international finance, cum laude, from Georgetown University and the Catholic University of Cordoba.
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Specialties

World cultures, world languages, multicultural marketing, cross cultural communication

Interests

world languages, travel

Education

Georgetown University

BS in Business administration, cum laude, major in Finance, minor in Spanish

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

MA in Language, Literature, and Translation, focus on Spanish, Portuguese, and culture

Finance

3 Projects Completed

Freelance articles on the intersection of finance and world cultures, and lectures on cross cultural communication and multicultural marketing for the banking, technology, and finance industries.

Technology

2 Projects Completed

Freelance articles on the intersection of world cultures and technology. As new media give us unprecedented access across national borders, I explore the cultural side of digital communication and the strategies to adapt content and engagement strategies to this forum. Digital communication levels the international playing field, but it is far from being a geography-neutral cultural leveler. As a message travels through a digital tunnel across cultures, the traditional accompanying body language and social cues are stripped away, and can render it ineffective, misunderstood, or even offensive. I write about different regional communication styles and perceptions of time, discover why emojis aren’t universal, and explore cultural preferences for layout, animation, sound, and even color in digital media. Multidisciplinary knowledge draws on emerging research in intercultural new media studies, developments in neural machine translation (NMT), differing national legal regulations and restrictions on new media, academic theories on intercultural dynamics, and relevant studies in psychology and sociology.

Travel

2 Projects Completed

Lecturer and author on the cultural side of travel. Cruise ship lecturer about regional destinations, specifically the culture of Cuba. Quotes featured in leading travel publications as a cultural expert.

Speech

5 Projects Completed

Lecturer on how cultural differences present challenges in everyday situations—including on social media--whether we perceive it or not. Expert on communication styles across world regions. Multidisciplinary knowledge draws on business case studies, research in applicable fields of psychology and sociology, culture related events in the news, and the latest academic theories on intercultural dynamics.

Article

2 Projects Completed

Freelance author with articles in the mainstream media and academic publication on the intersection of business and technology with world languages and culture. Expertise in multicultural marketing and cross cultural communication. Professional background in investment banking and corporate M&A, currently working as a cultural strategist.

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