Portrait of Margarita Larios.
Margarita Larios
Executive Director for the Office of Language Access

Margarita Larios is the Executive Director for the Office of Language Access, where she will oversee, coordinate, and guide all state agencies covered by the state’s language access law. Before joining OGS, Margarita served as the Director of Operations and Language Services for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the country. During her tenure, her team expanded and optimized the healthcare system’s delivery of high-quality language services—available 24/7, in more than 200 languages and dialects—through innovative solutions, such as the creation of a language services usage dashboard and the implementation of an interpreter skills training for bilingual staff. Margarita is an experienced translator and trained interpreter. She also taught courses on professional translation at Brooklyn College and has worked with various media outlets to manage transcreation projects and multilingual website operations in the public and private sectors. In 2016, she received the Innovation Award from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for her contributions as the founding translation manager for the agency’s Language Access Unit.

Margarita received her BA in Latin American Literature from the Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México and her Master of Fine Arts from New York University.