I was born in Yekaterinburg, which is located in the Ural mountains, the dividing line between Europe and Asia. I later moved to Tampa, Florida as a teenager and then attended the University of Florida. I graduated with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering. Since then, I have been working on my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University.
My research involves analog and mixed signal circuit design with an emphasis on integrated switched capacitor power converters. Outside of research, I like to study languages. I am fluent in Russian and English, and proficient in Spanish.