Welcome to Rockefeller College! I very much look forward to getting to know you! This is my fourth year as Director of Studies at Rocky and my tenth year at Princeton. As Director of Studies, I work closely with Rocky first-year students and sophomores to support their academic progress and well-being. Prior to joining Rocky, I taught in the Writing Program for six years and in the Freshman Scholars Institute for five summers; I have been a fellow for the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams for the past five years. Originally from Russia, I earned my undergraduate degree in economic sociology from Novosibirsk State University in Russia, my M.S. from Illinois State, and my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago, where I was also involved in cultural policy research. I am interested in questions of heritage bilingualism, language adaptation of children of immigrants, and migration. I am also fascinated by how we express our ideas in writing and how and why we write. I live in Princeton with my husband and two children. Our son is a high school sophomore and our daughter is a first-year college student far away from home. I look forward to meeting you soon, and please never hesitate to contact me - I am always happy to talk!