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Q: “I knew I was a Tar Heel when…”

“I walked outside barefoot under the Carolina blue sky.”

Q: Where did you study as an undergraduate? What was your major (s)?

“I studied Political Science and Applied Anthropology at UNC Charlotte.”

Q: Why did you choose UNC CSEEES?

“I wanted to attend an interdisciplinary program with a language component.”

Q: Why did you choose to study this region of the globe?

“I became interested in Russian history and culture from language courses.”

Q: Do you have work and/or study experience in the region?

“Yes. I studied abroad for a semester in Moscow in 2013 and I interned for a semester at the US embassy to Moscow in 2014.”

Q: What are your research interests?

“The politics of language, state language ideologies, the political economy of language.”

Q: What is your dream job?

“I would like to work in an US embassy abroad.”

Q: What are your hobbies? What do you like doing in your free time?

“I like to hike and camp with my dog Linka and my fiancé.”

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