Zarina immigrated to the U.S. from western Kazakhstan with a passion to become an independent and successful woman. Her aspirations led her to Mount Holyoke College where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Russian & Eurasian Studies with a primary concentration on Human Development. Zarina’s life is built around edifying people; she enjoys great conversations, good books, tea, animals, traveling, and music. She believes that human interaction is the most important part of her daily life. She is an extrovert who likes to learn new things everyday, and shares her knowledge with her peers.