Vira Zhdanovych-- Instructor of Russian, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, University of Maryland at Baltimore County.
Vira designs and teaches Russian-language courses; her students explore the relationship between Russian language and culture.
Vira has organized and led numerous study-abroad sessions for American students. At UMBC,
Vira is also the Faculty Advisor for the Russian Club and the soloist for the Russian Chorus.
In 2017 Vera was an honorary member of the seventh festival jury of the seventh festival, working full time as a jury member of the Planet of Art - Washington talent show.