- Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Utah
- Master of Arts (Kandidat Nauk), Linguistics, Bashkir State University
- Bachelor of Arts (Specialist), Linguistics, English, Bashkir State University
I'm form Russia but I'm not Russian by ethnicity. I belong to an ethnic group called Bashkir. I realized I wanted to be a teacher at the age of 6 and I have never been disappointed in my choice.