Elsa Pérez

Spanish - World Languages & Cultures

Assistant Professor

Elsa Pérez

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 002-B
Phone: 801-358-9085
Email: elsa.perez@usu.edu


Dr. Perez is an Assistant Professor of Translation and Interpretation at the Department of World Languages at Utah State University. Her areas of expertise include machine translation, localization, medical and legal translation, and interpretation. Dr. Perez is directing the new program in Healthcare Interpretation. She is a certified legal and medical translator. Her experience has led her to the creation of translation programs in Mexico and the United States. Her research focuses on Machine Translation Post-Editing, and AI in language learning. Before joining USU, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Translation at Brigham Young University in the Spanish and Portuguese Department and an Assistant Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico where she taught legal, financial, and machine translation. Dr. Perez received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southampton, UK. She received her master’s from Universidad Panamericana and her BA in Spanish Translation from Brigham Young University.