I was born in Odessa, Ukraine and immigrated to the United States in the early 90s; I have been a “native Tucsonan” ever since. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I went on to complete my Master’s degree in Social Work at Arizona State University, and have been working in community mental health for the past 17 years. Currently, I am a Clinical Manager at Pathways of Arizona. I am fluent in both English and Russian languages. I enjoy baking and decorating custom cakes, as well as spending time with my husband, our four children, and my dog, Luci.