Meet our new project manager: Anita Udvardi
Albion Languages welcomes Anita Udvardi to our Tata team. In this post, we ask her about her background, her love for languages, and what she is looking forward to as a project manager at Albion Languages.
Tell us a bit about your yourself!
My focus has always been on languages and culture. I graduated from ELTE with an MA in Translating and Interpreting (English and French). Before that, I received my BA in American Studies with a minor in Media Studies.
What languages do you speak, and why do you enjoy learning languages?
I speak English and French. I’ve loved learning English from the very beginning, probably because it has always been an easy language for me. French is a different story, but I love challenges, so it has been an enjoyable experience as well. Next on my list is German, so stay tuned!
What inspired you to pursue a career in the translation industry?
I began “translating” at the age of 12-13, while I was going through my Charmed fangirl phase (an American TV series). I loved it so much that I couldn’t wait for the Hungarian channels to air the new episodes, so I translated them myself. I showed my translations to my English teacher and she was very impressed. The rest is history.
What do you hope to gain from working at Albion Languages?
My first impression was that this company is a well-oiled machine, and I’d like to be a part of that. I’m looking forward to broadening my horizons both as a linguist and as a PM. It might be very clichéd, but I love challenges, and I have a feeling that I will have plenty of those to tackle.
Now for some fun questions! What is the nerdiest thing about you?
I’ve read all the Harry Potter books at least 15 times…in 3 languages!
Give one random fact about you that would surprise us!
I used to sell beaded animals as a kid – I thought I was the coolest businesswoman ever.
What’s your hidden talent?
I can get ready very quickly in the morning. My record is 6.5 minutes from the alarm to the door. I take advantage of this ability more than I should. :)
What do you like to do outside of work?
I’m a part-time aerobics instructor, avid dancer, and amateur runner. I basically spend my free time being active, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Anita Udvardi, Project Manager at Albion Languages