Darina Pugacheva, 2012

Darina Pugacheva photoCurrent city: Baton Rouge, LA

Concentration: French to English Translation, working languages French English; Russian English

Now I’m: a doctoral candidate in the Dept. of French Studies at Louisiana State University

I came to Translation & Interpreting Studies because:
I have a passion for expressing ideas in multiple languages.

What career advice do you have for current or potential TIS students?
If someone tells you that you are not good enough, it is fine to get upset; but use your sadness to work hard and prove them wrong. And don’t get disheartened when you see a red (or any other color) column of your professor’s comments on the right-hand side of your translated document. It only means that you have space for improvement. One of the most important things that the program taught me is that I need to develop a thicker skin if I want to survive in the profession.