Maria Petrocheilou is a qualified conference interpreter (1998, S.S.L.M.I.T., University of Trieste). She has been working as a translator since 1996 and as a conference interpreter since 1998. Currently she has over 1200 days of conference interpreting. She has specialized in legal interpreting (ETI, University of Geneva) and delivered speeches and lectures on court interpreting. Since 2016 she has been training community and court interpreters with great success in the framework of community interpreting training programs (SMA, Solidarity Now). From 2005 to 2011 she taught conference interpretation at the Department of Foreign Languages of Translation and Interpretation (DFLTI) of the Ionian University and in 2011 she worked as a visiting interpreters’ trainer in the framework of the Master’s Degree in Conference Interpretation of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2018 she has been working as an interpreting trainer for the Master's program of conference interpreting of the University of Strasbourg in Athens. She is currently writing her PhD thesis on the theory of interpreting. She is an official translator (full member of PEEMPIP, PEM, SYDISE (Hellenic Association of Conference Interpreters) and ASSOINTERPRETI (Italian Association of Professional Conference Interpreters).