Born and raised in Russia, Marina earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Chuvash State University. After graduation, she chose to work for her alma mater, conducting academic research and teaching Russian as a Second Language and Foreign Literature. She was soon promoted to the position of Dean’s assistant and later worked for the government when the Dean was elected as Prime Minister of Chuvash Republic, a federal subject of Russia. When her family relocated to the United States, Marina shifted her focus to the legal field. She received a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program at Gainesville State College in Georgia and has been working for prominent law firms in Atlanta since then. During the course of her career, Marina had a number of opportunities to use her education and language skills to help people by providing interpreting and translation services, which allowed her to discover a true passion for languages. Constantly striving to expand her knowledge through continuing education, Marina obtained her translation certificate at the University of Chicago Graham School. Marina constantly endeavors to master vocabulary in the areas of her chosen specializations – jurisprudence, art history, psychology and history of spirits, which integrates her legal experience, passion for the arts and literature, and hobbies, which include gastronomy and mixology.