May 6, 2022

In the coming months, Princeton undergraduate Danielle Ranucci will be using her language skills to help empower people through storytelling.

This summer, she will use her Spanish skills as an intern at The Resource Foundation. She also has a short story forthcoming in the Fall 2022 issue of the nationally recognized literary magazine, J Journal.

“There are so many stories in the world, and I hope I can help tell some of them,” said Ranucci.

The Resource Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes charitable giving to Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of her internship, Ranucci will translate grant progress reports from Spanish to English.

She received her internship through the Pace Center’s PICS program, and credits a Spanish translation course taught by Natasha Wimmer for strengthening her translation skills.

“I’m very grateful to the Pace Center and the Spanish Department for encouraging my growth. I can’t wait to help empower others through my work this summer,” she said.

Born in post-Soviet Kazakhstan, Ranucci is currently concentrating in Comparative Literature, and will pursue certificates in Spanish, Translation, and Creative Writing. Her forthcoming short story seeks to shed light on the suffering and humanity of orphans in Kazakhstan.

“I hope my story helps promote a more universal understanding of other people. In these days, that’s more important than ever,” said Ranucci.

Great work Danielle!