A recent transplant from Puerto Rico, where he was born and has lived for most of his life, Ian now lives in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.
A graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, Ian recently obtained an M.A. on Translation. In 2006, he was awarded a B.A. on Information and Journalism. In addition to teaching, he works as a freelance translator and editor, working with legal, political, and creative documents and translating them from English to Spanish or vice-versa. Past and present clients include consulting firms, political groups, comic-book creators, and churches.
Ian also worked with the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign on three different locations, and as a college student he was selected, as part of the Puerto Rico Córdova Fernós Program, to travel to Washington, D.C., where he worked for then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as an intern. He has also worked with The Princeton Review, helping high schoolers prepare for the SAT, an experience that taught him skills he continues to use to this date.
When not working, Ian spends much of his time reading genre novels and comic books, writing critically about TV shows, and wishing he could play with all the dogs.