I am a second-year Ph.D. student/Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant in the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University. I hold a BA in Foreign Language Pedagogy from Tver State University (Russia) and two Masters from Kent State University (dual MA in Translation/MBA and MA in TESL). My teaching experience includes work in the STARTALK Russian Immersion Program and two years as an ESL instructor at Kent State University. As for my research, I am interested in psycholinguistics, instructed SLA, and corpus linguistics. I am specifically interested in acquisition of Russian as a foreign language.