Educational Background, Skills, Honors


M.A. School of Information Resources and Library Science. University of Arizona, May 2010. Major: Library Science.

M.A. University of Arizona, May 2008. Major: Russian language, literature and linguistics. Thesis title: Dostoevskij in Dialogue: The Diary of a Writer and the Periodical Press of the 1870s. Thesis adviser: Dr. George Gutsche.

B.A. University of Arizona, May 2006. Majors: Russian and English. Honors College. Magna Cum Laude.


“Work Done ‘Out of Respect’” by Aleksandr Engel’gardt, “Two Years among the Peasants in Tambov Province” by A. Okninsky, “The Proletariat’s Underground Paradise” by Irina Kokkinaki, “Memories and Biographies of the Leningrad Terror” from the Leningrad Martyrology, “The Diary of a Red Army Soldier” by S. F. Pustiakov, “China” by Aleksandr Vertinskii and “Partisans of the Full Moon” by Akvarium, all appearing in The Russia Reader: Culture, History, Politics. Ed. Bruce Grant and Adele Barker (Duke University Press, 2010).


2010. Margaret Maxwell Scholarship for Library Cataloging.

2008. Weinel Memorial Scholarship.

2006. Outstanding Senior of the Year for the College of Humanities.

2005-2006. Treasurer, Russian Club. Supervisor: Mrs. Roza Simkhovich.

2005-present. Phi Beta Kappa.

2004-present. Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society.

2002-2006. University of Arizona Spirit of Discovery Scholarship.

2002-2006. University of Arizona Achievement Scholarship.

2002. Rensselaer Medal for Achievement in Mathematics and Science.