NZSTI Conference June 2020

NZSTI Conference Team

 NZSTI is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation and we are grateful to our local branches, who organise and host our annual conference around the country.

This year, the Auckland Branch of NZSTI will be hosting the conference. Read on to learn more about the volunteers involved.


Agustina Marianacci

NZSTI Auckland Branch President

Agustina is an English-Spanish freelance translator and interpreter from Córdoba, Argentina. She is currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), where she works as a linguist, researcher and educator in various settings. Her passion for intercultural communication and community development resulted in her joining the NZSTI Auckland branch committee and co-founding Simultaneous Interpreters New Zealand (SiNZ) to help promote and further develop professional interpreting in Aotearoa. This is her first term as president of the Auckland branch, where she’s been working with a fabulous team to put together the 2024 NZSTI Conference.


Kathryn Malan

NZSTI Operations Manager

Kathryn has been volunteering for NZSTI for many years, starting on the Auckland branch committee before become the branch vice president and president, and the national treasurer. In November 2023 she started in the operations manager role, supporting the national council and regional branches in their daily operations, and centralising the conference organisation. 2023 saw a great conference organised in Christchurch and our 2024 conference in Auckland looks set to be even more exciting!


Alejandra González Campanella

Auckland branch committee member

Alejandra González Campanella is an Uruguayan-born translator and interpreter. Her passion for language support also encompasses research and advocacy, with several publications on interpreting for vulnerable populations and affective training for language professionals. She currently works in the not-for-profit sector managing a support programme for people from refugee backgrounds. In 2023, Alejandra joined the NZSTI Auckland branch committee to promote a stronger and fairer language support industry for professionals and service users.


Jessica Sui Harborne

Auckland branch committee member

Jessica has been living in New Zealand since 1999 and holds many qualifications including a conjoint degree in International Business and Economics from China, a Bachelor of Business (accounting), and a Graduate Certificate in Arts (translation & interpretation). She has been studying law at AUT since 2021. Her passion is being a bilingual litigator and helping others with language barriers to succeed in disputes.


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