Evangelina Demina is a first-year PhD student in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. Evangelina holds M.A. and B.A. in Pedagogy from Yelets Bunin State University in Russia. In 2017, she was performing the duties of a Russian TA at The City University of New York where she spent an academic year as part of Fulbright FLTA program. Evangelina earned her M.A. in Russian Studies from The University of Colorado, Boulder in 2020.