Growing up in Moscow, Russia, Rosemary was introduced to Russian culture at a young age and instantly felt a connection. In fact, the prospect of studying Russian was the driving force behind her decision to attend Lewis & Clark College. From relearning the alphabet to analyzing Russian film, Rosemary has enjoyed her coursework and experience in the Russian Department at Lewis & Clark. She was able to study abroad in Saint Petersburg during Summer 2017 and absolutely fell in love with the city’s bright lights and big bridges. Rosemary yearns to return to Russia and, while she is currently planning to stay in Portland for a bit after graduation, she is excited at the prospect of returning to Russia and Central Asia in the near future.