translator, the singer, the co-creator of the site
My name is Marina Mayakina. I am 21. In June
2002 I graduated from Ivanovo State University, the Department of Romance
and Germanic Philology. I study languages mostly English. My professional
life and career is connected with teaching and translating (interpreting).
I am already experienced in both spheres. I will be a post-graduate and
devote myself to science. The main idea of what I am going to do is "Phraseological
Units as Semantic derivates of Gestures", it is included into the global
notion of non-verbal communication.
In 1996 I became a participant of SLP program, organized
by Project Harmony. We stayed with our host families in the state of North
Carolina (Rutherfordton) and spent lots of unforgettable moments with
them studying, communicating, giving concerts and having good time. This
trip changed my life and helped me to decide easily what I was going to
do then, I mean my profession. But the connections with Project Harmony
were not broken, for more than a year many other participants of various
programs and I have been studying the technologies of web-design in the
Centre of Free Access to the Internet.
Now I would like to say a few words about my achievements
and preferences. At the age of 14 I graduated from a musical school, I
play the piano and sing. I used to visit the club of ball-dances. I like
sports mostly running and tennis. I have always lived an energetic life,
taking an active part in different kinds of arrangements.
Nowadays I am a member of the Club of American Volunteers'
Ivanovo Friends, which exists thanks to Ivanovo department of Russian
Peace Foundation. In fact, we (the group of Ivanovo youth and people from
the American state of Virginia who hold the same views) are engaged in
charity helping those who need our support, i.e. we build and repair the
objects which are socially important (orphanages, medical institutions,
centers of the inhabitants' support). I have a lot of friends abroad especially
in the United States of America, whom I constantly keep in touch with.
My motto is "It's a beautiful life!" and this is true.