Irina Pidberejna graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Art Management and a focus on Russian language and teaching. She has loved culture and language since she was young growing up in South Florida. Interacting with the local community and making human connections are a priority of Irina’s. She has organized fundraisers through UCF’s Russian club and volunteered for Project Esperanza in the Dominican Republic. Irina has received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant award. She plans to teach in Ufa, Russia for the upcoming school year.