Maria Vertkin Starts Program To Train Foreign Language Speakers To Be Medical Interpreters

An Israeli citizen born in Russia, Maria Vertkin speaks five languages – though not all of them well, she jokes – and has been translating professionally since she was a teenager.

Now the Medford resident is helping low-income women who couldn't otherwise afford it become certified medical translators themselves, with a new Malden-based program called “Found in Translation.”

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