Olga Garabrandt graduated with honors from Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg with a degree in Foreign Language Education. She completed a semester-long study abroad program in TESOL at the University of Iowa. Then she entered a M.A. program in Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Missouri and graduated in 2017. Olga is a graduate student at the KU department of Slavic Languages and Literatures since Fall 2017. Her primary research interests are second language acquisition and interlanguage pragmatics.