My name is Svetlana Ruth.

I am a Certified Medical Interpreter (Russian) and a Licensed trainer.

A linguist by profession with 30 years of experience working in different fields, I thoroughly enjoy helping people to communicate.

Accuracy, timeliness, ability to adjust to different circumstances are some of the skills I learned being a teacher.

I am looking forward to being your guide on the path of

  • learning new skills

  • improving what you already know

  • applying it all to practice.

  • Licensed Interpreters' Trainer (Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC), License CI-000190-01

  • National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI), License 102119

  • State of Oregon Certified Health Care Interpreter (OHA), License 010391

  • Oregon Health Care Interpreters Association (OHCIA) Interpreter of the year, 2017

  • American Translators Association (ATA) credentialed member number 267550

  • Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters (OSTI) member since 2014

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors of OSTI, 2016 - 2018 


"You have created a warm, positive, engaging, and inviting learning environment for the class. We all have gained a tremendous amount of skills and knowledge, not limited to interpreting work only from you and each other. Thank you for being an outstanding educator."

  • Yu Hsueh, Mandarin Interpreter, 2020

"I will never forget such a wonderful teacher, thank you for your time, your constructive and kind advice and feedback, and the best teaching methodology you have used in our class."

  • Rahila Juya, Qualified Persian-Dari Interpreter, 2019

"I really enjoyed being a part of this training, and for sure I learned a lot of new things. This training made me feel more comfortable and ready."

  • Grey Gonzalez, Medical Assistant, 2019

"I love the way Svetlana was teaching: we had so many activities, time was flying. I feel more confident and knowledgeable when I interpret now. Thank you!"

  • OHCIA survey, 2018