Kayla is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Russian Language, Literature and Culture, as well as Political Science from Syracuse University in New York. Kayla was fascinated with the Russian language in High School and after learning some phrases on her own, decided to travel to Moscow to study Russian language and culture at Moscow State University after her first year of university in the US. In her third year of university, Kayla studied abroad at St. Petersburg State University to specialize in Russian language, culture and political studies. She is really looking forward to teaching and living in Moscow for the next year!