Languages are the key to diving into foreign cultures and their people's mindsets. Natural curiosity to explore new placesĀ  - and first and foremost birds! - and ease of learning languages led me to many countries in Europe, North and South America, and Africa. It felt almost like a matter of course to gravitate towards translating from about 2007 onwards. In 2012-2013, I trained as a translator and interpreter at the Heriot-Watt University, UK (MSc). Based on my background in biology, I specialized in medical translation. My working languages have been English, French, Spanish, Swedish and German. "Leisure" languages are Finnish, Italian and Latin.