Born and raised in Grodno, Belarus. Started higher education in Minsk State Linguistic University in Belarus and finished at Mount Holyoke College in MA in the USA with BA in Economics and European Studies. A few years of life and work in Europe culminated in MSc degree from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in Environment and Resource Management. With a few research jobs under my belt afterwards I entered a new area of study - motherhood, where I currently focus my skills. TED translations are a valuable part of this area.