Annalisa Nash Fernandez is a cultural specialist and author. Drawing upon a career in international finance as an investment banker based in New York, and corporate strategic planning director based in Brazil, she brokers the cross-cultural communication in globalization to derive value from multicultural dynamics. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Globish, she has lived, worked, and studied in nine countries -- and in American outposts of culture extremes from Milwaukee to Miami. Bringing together data from business case studies, academic theory on culture, and research in psychology and sociology, she tackles international borders as new frontiers for socio-cultural ideas, diversity-led innovation, linguistic humor, and street food. Annalisa’s expert quotes on world cultures are featured in CIO magazine, the Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, and the BBC. She is the author of Intuitive Interpreting and has widely published articles on world language and culture in leading media and academic journals. Annalisa holds an MA in cross-cultural translation studies, with distinguished honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a BS in international finance, cum laude, from Georgetown University and the Catholic University of Cordoba in Argentina, and is a nationally certified medical interpreter.