I live in Manhattan, specifically the East Village. I'm originally from Minsk (Belarus), where I studied linguistics at university. I work as a medical interpreter at hospitals in NYC, interpreting for Russian-speaking patients. I love to travel, cook, and read. My husband, Ryan, is originally from Texas, studied philosophy in Portland Oregon, and is a software developer. Since 2008, we have traveled together to Belarus, France, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Macau, Turkey, Russia, Italy, Spain, Korea, Japan, and various parts of the United States.