Prior to joining the Wikimedia Foundation in March 2018, I provided guided campus tours, administrative and event support at Academy of Art University . I was born in Omsk, Russia, and have lived in Canada, Japan and United States. I completed my BFA in Applied Theatre at University of Victoria, British Columbia, and have worked in Japan for two years, teaching English at the elementary and junior high level.
I love history and travel, and learning about new places and cultures. I am bilingual in English and Russian, speak conversational French and basic Japanese.
I provide Administrative and Front Office services to the San Francisco office. My goal is to contribute to my skills, experience and enthusiasm to maintain a positive, welcoming and nurturing environment for all staff and visitors.