Gemma Gil

Work History

Work History

Native speaker for the Spanish Department

Whitman College

Received a Fullbright fellowship to spend nine months teaching Spanish at Whitman, a top-ranked private university in the Northwest

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012

Service Representative and Spanish Instructor

Berlitz Language Center
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010


Spanish Cultural Center

Editor/Coordinator of a Publishing Program for the Spanish Cultural Center in Guatemala City, a division of the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID). Development of editorial projects and design of external communication tools (newsletter, blog, website, press releases). Edited catalogs for art exhibitions, as well as books and magazines dealing with culture, development and contemporary Guatemalan literature.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2009

Adjunct Professor

Marroquín University

Taught a creative writing and Spanish grammar workshop for students of Economics and Management at one of Central America’s most prestigious private universities.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2008


Prensa Libre

Reporter for Revista D (Sunday magazine of Prensa Libre, one of Central America’s most influential

dailies). Writing articles about topics as culture, life style, human interest stories, traveling, social problems, archaeology and anthropology.

Oct 2002 - Jan 2005

Graphic designer


Graphic designer for Marca, a sports newspaper and one of the highest-selling publications in Spain.Responsibilities included laying out text, designing graphics and selecting and formatting images using Photoshop.

Feb 2004 - Jul 2004

Communications Officer (volunteer).

Spanish Commission for Refugees

Helped write and edit a book describing the plight of refugee people: Voces de dignidad.Testimonios para el compromiso con los refugiados. Entinema, Madrid, 2005.

Jun 2002 - Sep 2002


Fundación Esquel

Wrote and edited the annual report of this Ecuador-based non-profit. The publication chronicled the foundation’s activities and served as a fund-raising tool.

Jan 2001 - Jul 2001


European Voluntary Service of the EU Commission

Worked on a development project in an impoverished area of Quito, Ecuador. The Project focused on improving living conditions for the local population


2003 - Present

Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica

Complutense University

Certified to work as a teacher in Spain.



Spanish: Native speaker.

Fluent with the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), Photoshop and other design and

desktop publishing software.


Huun (2006 and 2007) from the Francisco Marroquín University; this prize is given every year to the

best article about archaeology published in Guatemala.



Gil, Gemma y Anzueto, Alejandro. Bosque Urbano. Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala.

Guatemala, 2007.

Gil, Gemma y Monterroso, Raúl. Moderna. Guía de arquitectura moderna de Ciudad de

Guatemala. El Librovisor. Guatemala, 2008.

Gil, Gemma y Samayoa, Waleska. Guía de edificios art-decó de Ciudad de Guatemala.

CCE/G. Guatemala, 2007.


Canek Obsevatorio Cultural. La construcción de comunicación intercultural aplicada. El

Librovisor. Guatemala, 2008.

Centro Cultural de España. A primera vista. Cinco años de diseño en el Centro Cultural de

España. El Librovisor. Guatemala, 2008.

Michaeli, Orly. Borrando la línea. Proyecto en red Mirando al Sur. El Librovisor, Guatemala, 2009.

Mills, Alan et al. Sin Casaca. El Librovisor. Guatemala, 2008.

Monestel, Manuel et al. En Clave AfroCaribe. Proyectos en Red. Costa Rica, 2010.

Monterroso, Arturo et al. Brevísimos Dinosaurios. El Librovisor. Guatemala, 2009.

Piedrasanta, Ruth et al. Arquitectura de remesas. Proyectos en Red. Guatemala, 2010.

Trujillo, Silvia et al. Colección Pensamiento II. El Librovisor, Guatemala, 2008.

Other publications

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado. Voces de dignidad. Testimonios para el

compromiso con los refugiados. Editorial Entinema, Madrid, 2005.