Maria Elena Gaborov Jones
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María Elena Gaborov Jones serves as the Program Coordinator of International Students & Scholar Services. She earned her degree in Translation through the National University of Córdoba in Argentina and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Prior to joining UNCW, María Elena worked at UNC Hospitals as a Spanish Medical Interpreter and Translator. In 2013 she served as the International Medical Interpreters Association vice chair for North Carolina. She received the American Translators Association School Outreach Program Award that year for her contributions to the promotion of translation and interpretation. María Elena loves diversity, learning new languages and traveling around the world. She is passionate about assisting students in making the most of their experience in UNCW. María Elena is a native of Argentina and is married to a North Carolinian, with whom she has two foster daughters.