I was born and raised in Russia, graduated from high school there, and spent 2 years in college. At the age of 18 (11 years ago) I moved to the United States and I currently reside in New York. I have recently graduated from Hunter College with a degree in Russian translations.I can speak, read, and write in Russian with native fluency and have worked as a language interpreter/translator in a variety of settings for over 4 years. In my current position as an independent freelance language interpreter I primarily utilize active listening skills to translate the verbal word from one language to another.I also translate written documents. I have a solid knowledge of various dialects across Russian and English speaking regions and cultures so I am capable of providing accurate information in all settings. I strive to ensure effective and efficient communication across languages.