I love sports, especially running and triathlon! This is me running a beautiful half-marathon in Rhode Island.

I also enjoy traveling, and so far have been to 49 countries and 41 U.S. states. My favorite countries are Iceland, Chile, and the Unites States. The picture below was taken on salt flats in Uyuni, Bolivia.

I like music, both as a listener and as a performer! I play guitar and used to play balalaika in my music school's Russian folk orchestra.

Finally, I love animals! Below is my gorgeous cat Claire.