DR. HEIKE BRANDT
After studying languages in Spain, the U.S., and Germany, I worked and researched at the university for many years where I earned a Ph.D. in American Studies. For eight years I have been working as a freelance translator, besides my other jobs as a teacher /lecturer, tour guide and mother. I live in Passau (Germany) and New York.
A native English speaker born in the United States, I graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. I have lived in various parts of the world, including Paris, Jerusalem and Casablanca, where I completed research on a Fulbright scholarship. In 2010, I moved to Munich with my family where I successfully completed my studies as a state-certified and sworn translator and interpreter.
My business career began in international trade and investment, after which I played a key role in launching and expanding one of Europe's largest tour operators. Since 2001, I have translated and managed thousands of projects with a focus on Automotive, Banking, Corporate Communications/PR, Finance, IT/Software, Journalism, Law, and Real Estate.
I studied Linguistics, Music, and Political Science in Germany, Spain, and the USA.