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What is Found in Translation? For Bilingual Interpreters, A Path out of Poverty. For Medical Patients, an Amplified Voice.

by Susan Eaton
Boston, Massachusetts

“I think we tend to think in terms of what immigrants need, as opposed to what they have. And one of the great assets a lot of women I met had were language skills and very strong, very adept cultural navigation skills. Then you have a huge medical community that I figured had to need bilingual talent. It just seemed logical to match these things up.” – Maria Vertkin, founder and executive director, Found in Translation

With and photographs by Lolita Parker

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Documents, Links and Related News

Found In Translation
Interpreters and Translators – Career Profile. US Department of Labor
Kaiser Health News – The Importance of Medical Interpreters