I was born in Russia in 1986. In 2007 I graduated from Pedagogical University with a Bachelors’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry. Right after graduation, I immigrated to the United States. In 2011 I received my Computer Support Technician Diploma at Kaplan Career Institute. Currently, I am majoring in Computing Security and Technology at Drexel University. I joined the iEcoLab as a Drexel co-op student to work on spotted lanternfly research.