Dr. Egorova holds her Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Washington. In addition to her Ph.D. she was one of the first graduate students to earn a Graduate Certificate in Second and Foreign Teaching. A Russian native speaker, she is an experienced teacher who has taught Russian in both the US and Russia. She has worked with different age groups and program intensity levels. She taught a number of Russian and Slavic linguistics courses, coordinated an intensive summer program at UW and Harvard, as well as taught at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Dr. Egorova’s excellent organizational skills allow her to juggle multiple commitments while making each one a priority. She is easily accessible and willing to listen to any concerns. In the Sochi, Russia, Exploration seminar, she was both teaching Russian and dealing with administrative tasks. In 2012, she participated in the Heritage Language Research Institute at UCLA. Dr. Egorova presented ‘STEM and Heritage Speakers’ workshop in the WAFLT conference in the fall 2012 and 2013 as well as co-presented at the STARTALK Fall conferences in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 she received a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.
While she was a graduate student at the University of Washington, Dr. Egorova participated in four UW STARTALK programs in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. During STARTALK 2012, she was a participant of the Teacher Program as well as taught the use of technology in Teacher and Student Programs. In 2013, she was the Program Director for the UW Russian STARTALK Teacher Program and in 2014 she was a Program Director for both UW Russian STARTALK Teacher and Student Programs. In 2016 Dr. Egorova was the STARTALK Student Program Director at Harvard.