Hiking at Dixon Park in Escondido, CA

Hiking at Dixon Park in Escondido, CA

 

Cultural Background

My name is Ginna Ma, I was born in Cartagena, Colombia and have lived in the United States since I was 12 years old, thus developing English and Spanish as a native tongue.

Professional Background

My background is in office administration and human resources in the manufacturing field. I have worked with small and large businesses, and in each job and industry, my Spanish skills have been an asset. I started out as a receptionist, and my experience and responsibilities expanded over time serving as an Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Assistant/Generalist, to Office Manager. I eventually branched out to focus on translation full-time and became self-employed.

Thanks to my work in the industrial and manufacturing fields I learned about safety measures, their necessities, as well as zero waste, and the importance of productivity for these industries. Most importantly, I realized that if all employees did not understand these rules and policies, productivity and safety would be at risk. With management approval, I took on the responsibility of translating every communication for existing and new employees, as well as ensuring that all our meetings and training became bilingual. During this time employee morale and engagement increased, turnover decreased, and we began to attract more applicants.

 
Dixon Lake in Escondido, CA

Dixon Lake in Escondido, CA