I am a translator specializing in Russian-to-English translation of environmental conservation, related sciences, and indigenous affairs. I have been a freelance translator since 2006 with over 20 years of travel in and work with Russia and Ukraine, particularly in Siberia and the Russian Far East. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Russian Language with a minor in Linguistics.

In addition, I transcribe Russian and English audio and video for film and media production, including for the medical device industry. I have a broad expertise in the Russian environmental conservation and indigenous rights movements and offer research, grants administration oversight, and non-profit consulting as well.

I am also director of The Altai Project (a project of Earth Island Institute). The Altai Project works to protect nature and strengthen communities in Altai Republic, Russia.

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