Vanessa C. Marcano-Kelly in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York — March 2014

My name is Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano-Kelly, owner of Caracas Language Solutions, LLC.

Born and mostly raised in eastern Caracas, Venezuela,  in 1996, I joined the proud community of immigrants to the United States, yet this journey has not been easy, nor linear — Florida, Indiana, Connecticut, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakota, West Virginia, Iowa; these are some of the places I have also called home. With brief interim periods of having to go back to the homeland due to political instability, economic malaise or other immigrant-type issues, I have been living in the United States on and off for over a decade.

In 2011, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies and French from South Dakota State University.  I have had a passion for social justice, travel, and languages ever since I can remember.

Currently, I work as a freelance interpreter/translator in Des Moines, Iowa. I speak Spanish, English and French. Interpreting is one of my favorite things: I interpret and translate from English to Spanish and viceversa nearly on a daily basis. Traveling is a very close second: The universe has given me the privilege of being able to visit the US, France, Venezuela, Curacao, Aruba, Puerto Rico, St. Martin/Sint Maarten, and Iran. 

There are two older brothers in my family, Jorge and Hector. My mom, Mirna, is one of my inspirations as a strong woman; she lives in Venezuela. In my free time, I like to read, spend time with my husband Mike, talk about politics and gender, dance, cook and take photos.

Disclaimer: My opinions do not reflect the opinions of any of my clients. Original content on this website is the sole opinion of Vanessa C. Marcano-Kelly and Caracas Language Solutions, LLC.

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