Katya was born in Moscow and spent several early years in Minsk, Belarus. She earned a Master’s in journalism and received an English Language Interpreter Certificate from St. Petersburg University. Katya enjoys meeting new people and never grows tired of learning more about different personalities. Working with Russian delegations in the U.S. has given her great communication and problem-solving skills. She has been guiding and managing tours for more than 20 years, and has been all across Russia, to Eastern and Western Europe, and to 14 U.S. states, including Hawaii. She is especially interested in music and ballet.