MA (Lomonosov Moscow State University), PhD (Moscow State Pedagogical University). Maya has worked as a Russian language lecturer for foreigners at Moscow State Linguistic University and Russian State University for the Humanities. She has taught as a visiting lecturer at universities in the UK and the US. Maya also works at The Kathryn Davis School of Russian in the summer. Maya is engaged in the research of Russian literature and culture. In her spare time Maya is interested in the history of Moscow. She has won a number of competitions for the game “Jeopardy” on Russian TV.