Megan Carpenter, M.A. Student in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan is an Outreach Assistant with REEEC and a first year Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies M.A. student. Her research interests are Soviet propaganda, Soviet women’s history, and post-Soviet Russian politics. Megan is from California and she received her B.A. in Political Science and Russian from the University of California, Davis in 2018.
Sydney Lazarus, M.A. Student in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies email@example.com
Sydney Lazarus is a second-year M.A. student at REEEC. Her research interests include language and education policy in contemporary Macedonia. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and Slavic languages and literature from Northwestern University.
Jesse Wesso, M.A. Student in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Mikhail Wesso is an Outreach Assistant in the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center and a second year master’s student in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. His research interests are empire, nation and religion in Central Asia and the Russian Empire. Jesse was born in Pekin, Illinois, and received a Bachelor of Arts in History and English (Creative Writing) from Bradley University in 2013. In addition to his work in history, Jesse has published several works of poetry in journals such as Fifth Wednesday, Contrary, and Bluestem Magazine. He is also an avid musician and plays the guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, and sings.
REEEC FLAS Fellows, Summer 2019
Justin Balcor (Georgian) – Musicology
Melissa Bialecki (Ukrainian) – Musicology
Marissa Natale (Turkish) – History
Danielle Sekel (B/C/S/) – Musicology
Mark Woodcock (Estonian) – Musicology
Jackson Barnett (Russian) – Political Science, Slavic Studies
Jalie Merritt (Russian) – Slavic Studies