Sylvia Zetterstrand

Sylvia Zetterstand holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Harvard University and she worked at Princeton from 2011 until 2019. Before coming to Princeton, she taught Spanish language and culture courses at Harvard College, the Harvard Extension School, and the College of William & Mary.

Although Prof. Zetterstrand’s dissertation is on theoretical phonology, she has geared her professional and academic career towards the fields of Foreign Language Pedagogy and Translation. Prof. Zetterstrand is certified as a judiciary interpreter by the U.S. Federal Government and has worked extensively in the interpreting field.

At Princeton University, Prof. Zetterstrand served as Associate Director of the Spanish Language Program and she taught several courses, including SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 105, SPA 107, SPA 307. She created SPA 210 (Spanish-English Translation) and taught it for three consecutive years. She also participated as coordinator of the Aprendo project, she worked in the curricular development of the SPA 101-107 course sequence, and created several materials for the SPA 107 site.

Since January 2019, Sylvia works as Official Court Interpreter for the District of Puerto Rico.

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