Laura Huysmans – Project Manager
Born and raised in Brussels, Laura is a native speaker of French and started her career at BLS as an intern in the spring of 2016. After completing her 10-week placement, Laura returned to her native Belgium to graduate from the Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve with a Master’s degree in Translation Studies. As part of her Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, Laura spent a semester at Cardiff University where she started learning German and taught French as a foreign language. In 2015, she was part of the subtitling team for the Brussels Short Film Festival. While at University, she also taught Dutch and English as a foreign language to French-speaking secondary school pupils.
Laura speaks French, Dutch and English, and continues to improve her German skills after having taken evening classes at Cardiff University. Laura also successfully passed the Belgian equivalent of a Spanish A-level.
In addition to her project management duties, she translates English and Dutch texts into French and reviews English, Dutch and French texts.
Qualifications: BA (1st Class Hons) Translation and Interpreting, MA (Distinction) Translation Studies