Misha Mihailova was born and grew up in Bulgaria, but she has lived in New Haven since 2006, when she first discovered L-Dub and the fact that she is prone to falling off bunk beds. She spends most of her days watching and writing about movies, as well as occasionally reading Russian literature. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, taking photographs, learning languages, reading non-Russian literature, and watching even more movies. This may be only her second year as a graduate student, but it is her sixth year at Pierson, which means she is old enough to remember Master G and Dean Fabbri’s legendary rendition of “Umbrella” (youtube link available upon demand). She is excited for jello wrestling, Pierson trips, yummy study breaks, and Master’s teas, and can’t wait to reconnect with old friends and meet the Class of 2015. She would love to talk about anything from “Princess Mononoke” to applying for fellowships, answer fellow international students’ questions about US academics and culture, organize film screenings or trips to the Criterion, or host a Slavic study break.