Maren Bätje-Mbaye graduated from the Faculty of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Sciences of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germersheim) and has been working in the localization industry since 2008. At present, she thrives in her current role as Localization Project Manager for LogMeIn (GoToMeeting). Managing process-oriented projects as well as transcreation and localization of all sorts of business-related content for 10+ software services and 7+ languages/markets and figuring out workable practices in organizational development in terms of promoting a global (1st) mindset are her primary preoccupations.

In her previous life, she lived in Italy, Denmark and some months in fascinating Buenos Aires. Nowadays, in her spare time, she enjoys studying I&O Psychology at FOM University, connecting with family and friends around the globe and if there is now way of visiting them now, she is planning the trips to do so. Her biggest (and yet to be mastered) challenge, is to learn the Wolof language.