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I got my start in writing as a journalist and a college instructor of composition, journalism, and English as a Second Language. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Literary Hub, Parents, Scary Mommy, and others, winning awards from the New York Press Association. I hold graduate degrees in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York Graduate Center and in Communications from Georgetown University.

As a communications professional, I have developed communications strategies and written content for nonprofits, technology companies working to combat climate change, and the government (U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force). 

My part-memoir, part-research book about immigrant families was published by Beacon Press on Nov. 30, 2021. I'm represented by the Robin Straus Literary Agency. I was born in the former Soviet Union and now live in California with my family and a dwarf hamster who likes to eat buckwheat.

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