Working languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian

Robyn McCutcheon
State Dept FSO, 4+ Russ; NASA bckgrnd

Burlington, Maine, United States
Local time: 04:06 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Editing/proofreading, Interpreting, Translation
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Astronomy & SpaceAerospace / Aviation / Space
Computers: SoftwareIT (Information Technology)
Computers (general)Media / Multimedia
Environment & EcologyMathematics & Statistics

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Bachelor's degree - UVa
Experience Years of experience: 42. Registered at Mar 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (U.S. Dept of State FSI 4+/4+)
English to Russian (U.S. Dept of State FSI 4+/4+)
Memberships N/A
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Robyn McCutcheon is a retired Dept. of State Foreign Service Officer who has served in Russia and throughout Central Asia.  Her most recent overseas posting was as Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Officer based at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2014-17.  In Washington Robyn has served on the Russia Desk (EUR/RUS) and as both Watch Officer and Senior Watch Officer in the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center.

Prior to joining the State Department in 2004, Robyn worked as an engineer and programmer on NASA missions, primarily Hubble Space Telescope.  Her specialties were space flight dynamics, attitude determination and control, and sensor systems.  She is a member of both the American Astronomical Society and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

In addition, Robyn has published frequently on subjects related to the history social development of Soviet science, in particular the 1936-37 purge of Soviet astronomers.  In the 1980s she did translations of Soviet technical journals for Plenum Publishing Corp.

Keywords: Russian, space flight dynamics, attitude determination and control, orbits, celestial mechanics, diplomacy, international relations, nuclear and conventional arms control, history

Profile last updated
Apr 28, 2020

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