Hello everyone! My name is Tania Kravchuk and I’m a second year Master’s student in Theology and Religious Studies. I hold a Bachelor degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from one of the biggest economic universities in Russia called Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. I am originally from Moscow, but I moved to the US last August when I started my education at Villanova. Previously, I took part in the Work and Travel USA program that really helped me to develop my language skills and to get to know American people and their culture better. I am currently serving as the president of the Graduate Student Council as well as the president of Theology Graduate Council. Last year, I took part in a number of different events at Villanova as well as was engaged in a number of additional projects at my department that actually helped me to choose my future path towards the Graduate Student Council. I am fluent in Russian and English and German. Being an international student and the president of the GSC, I consider my mission to try to open the doors of our organization to a wider variety of students, to cross the boarders of our outlooks and to paint an image of Villanova as a school which is welcoming every and each nationality and religion! I am very excited to see each of you at our annual events and I am really looking forward to continue creating a supportive Villanova Community for Graduate Students!