Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Teresa Forster-Marshall

Adjunct Faculty

Teresa is Director of Localization at Salesforce.com, a leading cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco. Teresa leads the R&D Localization team, which is responsible for localizing all platform offerings at Salesforce.com. Teresa gained her localization experience by working in a number of Silicon Valley companies, including Google and PGP Corporation. During her tenure at Google, she led Google’s Localization team as acting Manager for Localization and Global Content, and later, the newly-formed Localization Operations team, focusing on process and tool design as well as vendor and quality management. In 2009, Teresa joined Salesforce.com as the Sr. Localization Manager in charge of the R&D Localization team. With over 15 years of experience in the localization industry, Teresa speaks frequently at industry events and conferences. Teresa has been the organizer and co-host of the Annual Localization Unconference in Silicon Valley since 2009.


Localization and internationalization, process design and implementation, localization project management, language quality management, vendor management


MA Translation and Interpretation - German, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Certificate in Translation Teaching, Monterey Institute of International Studies

BA Technical Translation (State-Certified Translator), Fremdspracheninstitut, Munich, Germany

Recent Accomplishments

Member of the Program Committee for Localization World 2012 and 2013

Organizer and co-host of the Annual Localization Unconference in Silicon Valley

Organizer and co-host of the unconference track for Localization World in Seattle (2012), in London (June 2013) and in Santa Clara (October 2013)


Localization Unconference

Course List

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TRLM 8693 - Localization as a Profession      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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