Alicia Garza, MA
Alicia Garza is a Translation Analyst with 2M Research. Ms. Garza has experience in Freelance Translation assisting local companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with Spanish translations of human resource materials for the purposes of bridging communication gaps between employer and personnel. In her role as Human Resource Manager and In-House Translator for Chick-fil-A North Collins for 7 years, she led the expansion and creation of company policies, compliance with federal and state labor laws, creation of an employee assistance program connecting workers to social programs and organizations, recruiting, staffing, and training of both Spanish and English employees. Ms. Garza has also advanced her role in the field of teaching and is currently a Spanish instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Garza holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Brownsville in Spanish Translation and Interpretation, and another master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in Modern Languages – Spanish. Ms. Garza continuously supports the Spanish translation efforts of data collection instruments of all 2M projects. Ms. Garza has also supported the data collection efforts as a supervisor in the Child Nutrition Operations Study-II and the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals project. Ms. Garza also currently assists in the creation and proofreading of project tools to aid interviewers for use in the field and in the survey lab.