A graduate from Swarthmore College (Film and Media Studies/Theater double major) and a current graduate student at Temple University's School of Media and Communication, I was born in the USA to Jewish, Russian-speaking parents from Ukraine. Actively possessing and pursuing multiple languages now, I spent the first seven years of my life without knowing a single word of English.
I am an avid video gamer and card player. I like improvisation, theatrical and musical, and I consider speechwriting a fun pastime. I also enjoy food, both preparing it and consuming it. Debatable which interests me more, but both merit my love. Other hobbies involve reading, contemplating how great Spongebob Squarepants is, playing advanced versions of the party game Mafia, and talking theory about the show Survivor.
I've been in multiple plays, both Russian and English, and among my favorite roles are Enid in Charles Ludlam's "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," the King in Witold Gombrowicz's "Ivona: Princess of Burgundia," and Mr. Collins in the stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
This is my ninth year at Middlebury.