Anastasiya Shatrov

Project Manager

Anastasiya Shatrov is a project manager at Interpro Translation Solutions. After receiving her BA in Criminology from Loyola University Chicago, Anastasiya traveled to Taiwan and studied Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University.

Besides studying languages and traveling, Anastasiya is certified as a Russian Medical Interpreter. Working as a medical interpreter, she found her passion in translation and interpreting, which inspired her to pursue an MA in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In her free time, Anastasiya loves to read, travel, explore, and learn miscellaneous facts and skills.

What is your favorite thing about offering translation solutions? Providing accessible information to a wider audience and helping people find new and creatives ways to present their ideas across different cultures.

Languages: Native: English, Russian and Ukrainian, Learning: Spanish and Chinese, Dabbling: Italian, Vietnamese, and Korean

If tomorrow you could speak another language fluently, which would it be? Māori

Which countries would you like to visit? I would love to visit Finland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Fun facts about me: I love playing Stardew Valley and I have 2 cats, Pesha and Tweety!

Favorite international moment: Spending 24 hours in Okinawa, Japan. My goal was to visit Shuri Castle in Shuri, Okinawa Prefecture. I do not speak Japanese so getting around was a tad difficult. Before my trip, I checked Google maps, getting to Shuri Castle would only take 2 hours by foot! That was perfect and it was close by the airport so I didn’t have to go far. Once I got to Okinawa, everything was very different. First, I had to take a bus from the airport to a little shopping area. From there, I checked the map again, and it still said 2 hours. I tried to ask a local takoyaki seller how to get to the castle. He pointed in the direction of the mountains. Once I started walking, the 2 hours flew by really fast and I wasn’t even close to the castle. I just kept going up and up the mountain. There weren’t many people there. When I finally found someone, they told me that Shuri Castle is really far away! I had already spent 4 hours walking and I didn’t want to go back. So, I tried to look for a taxi. Luckily one taxi driver was driving down the mountain! Once he stopped, somehow with Google images and gestures I was able to tell him I needed to get to Shuri Castle! The taxi was another 45 minutes! But finally, I was able to get to the Shuri Castle. That was only half of the adventure, the other half was trying to find my way home.

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