Viviana Quintero-Browne is a Finance Project Manager at UFA. Today, Viviana has no issues communicating with her team, but she has worked hard to get to this point. According to her it took "practice, practice, practice" to get to the point where she fully understood concepts in English before cross-referencing them and translating terms to Spanish. She feels fortunate to be bilingual, an added advantage that many CPAs with international credentials have. Viviana's bilingualism, combined with her CPA and CMA skills, truly set her apart.
Recently, Viviana was featured in Capitalize Magazine. She spoke about breaking down language barriers and compared learning a new language to eating—taking one bite at a time. Read her story here: https://capitalize.cpaalberta.ca/2020/12/breaking-down-language-barriers/