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Sophie Perez


Sophie Perez is a fourth-year majoring in Screenwriting and pursuing minors in Cinema, Spanish, and Translation. Her translation languages are Spanish and Ancient Greek, though she hopes to add Gaelic to her repertoire soon. She joined the Translate Iowa Project as the Creative Coordinator and designed the cover of Boundless Volume VI. The following year, Sophie became Co-president and has remained in that position. She is excited to expand TIP's reach and presence on campus and beyond!

Abigail Kloha


Abby is double majoring in translation and creative writing. In her spare time, she learns Spanish and Japanese and writes science fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys spending time in nature, traveling, and pretending she knows how to draw. 

Antoinette Rose Goodrich

Translation Coordinator

Antoinette Rose Goodrich is a fourth-year student at the University of Iowa majoring in English and creative writing and Spanish as well as pursuing minors in translation and gender, women, and sexuality studies. She thinks translation is incredibly powerful, and loves to write, translate, and combine her two passions whichever way she can. Whenever she has time, she enjoys playing board games with her friends, choreographing color guard routines, and discovering new books and tv shows. More than anything else, Antoinette loves her dog, Helios.


Valerie Burke

Creative Coordinator

Valerie Burke is a fourth-year English and Creative Writing major with a minor in News and Media Literacy. Missing the language that reminds her of home and her family, Valerie joined Translate Iowa to be exposed to languages again like Spanish and French. In her free time Valerie enjoys reading fiction and spending time with friends. 

Meet Our Executive Team

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Autumn Mayer

French Translator

Autumn is a second-year student at the University of Iowa, majoring in English and creative writing on the publishing track and minoring in French. When she's not busy translating for Boundless, working on Wilder Things, or being an Honors Writing Fellow, she can be found making her way through an endless TBR, writing, or generally being creative.

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James Transue

Spanish Translator

James Transue is a 4th-year student majoring in English & Creative Writing and Spanish. He is an ardent traveler and language learner, having just returned from a summer study abroad in Valladolid, Spain. This year, he's starting on the path to add French to his repertoire. When he's not poring over vowel charts or practicing pronunciation, James is at home in central Illinois with his family and two dogs, Phoebe and Pippa.

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Jacob Boudreau

German & Spanish Translator

Jacob Boudreau is a second year student double-majoring in English and Creative Writing and Linguistics with a minor in translation. He is extremely excited to be returning to Boundless this year and will be translating from Spanish and German. He has also started taking Arabic classes this year and is loving learning the language so far. Outside of TIP and classes, he is also working in a Linguistics lab, working as an English Ambassador, and trying to find as much spare time as he can in the chaos of class and extra-curriculars to relax.

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Tessa Ramsden

Chinese Translator

Tessa Ramsden is a junior studying Creative Writing and Chinese with a minor in theatre, and loves being part of the TIP team! She has been learning Chinese since she was 5 in an immersion program, and loves how translation gives her new opportunities to grow and use her language capabilities. This is her third year on the TIP team. She thanks anyone whose stories she has translated for trusting her. 谢谢你让我翻译你的故事!

Meet Our Translators

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Angelica Toro Torres

Spanish & Italian Translator

Angelica Toro is a junior majoring in Cinema and has a minor in International Studies. She has studied Italian for two years and is a native speaker in Spanish, and this year is her third year at TIP. Some of the skills she's earned throughout TIP are communication, ability to work under pressure, and cohesive translation. A fun fact about her is that she's also a bead artist, so you can see her wearing jewelry she made herself!

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