María Jiménez Andrés has a BA Translation and Interpreting from University of Alicante (Spain) and MA in Higher Education from Middlesex University (UK). Since 2019 she is a predoctoral researcher in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She is currently working on Information Communication Technologies to promote refugees’ integration with a scholarship associated to the REBUILD project. Before joining UAB, she taught Spanish as a Foreign Language and Translation and Interpreting at Middlesex University from 2013 to 2018. Her career has developed along the fields of Translation and Education. Over the past years, she has also taught Spanish to Arabic speakers at Eton Institute in the United Arab Emirates, as well as English as a Foreign Language at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. As a translator and interpreter, María has engaged in various roles institutions such as the Bolivarian Embassy of Venezuela in the United Kingdom and Ipsos Mori.