YULIYA SPEROFF, CoreCHI, WA DSHS
Yuliya Speroff is a Russian-English CoreCHI and WA DSHS-certified medical and social services interpreter based in Seattle, Washington. Yuliya first started interpreting over 10 years ago in her hometown of Novosibirsk, Russia, and has since interpreted in a variety of settings—from a fighter jet factory to a live brain surgery operating room. Most recently, she has been interpreting for several hospitals in Seattle, Washington.
Yuliya holds Master's degree in Business Management and is certified as both an English and a Russian language instructor with more than a decade of experience in teaching medical interpreters.
Yuliya is passionate about the medical interpretation profession as well as improving language access for patients with limited English proficiency. She has shared this passion by teaching continuing education workshops and training courses for healthcare interpreters as well as by her writings in The Medical Interpreter Blog, which focuses on providing medical interpreters with resources and information for continuous professional development. In addition, Yuliya shares useful resources and relevant news in her Facebook group, Interpreters and Translators in Washington State, which welcomes interpreters and translators working in the Pacific Northwest to share resources, ask questions, and find support.