Contact InfoEmail: Anya_Ezhevskaya@diu.edu
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Over the past fifteen years, Anya Ezhevskaya has had a thrilling career as a NASA translator and interpreter working to support human space flight. At the same time, she was served as a Wycliffe volunteer translator, has served as an elder at her church, and has volunteered with Free the Captives – an anti-human trafficking organization in Houston.
Anya has a passion for diverse cultures and for issues of social justice. She has participated in the Mexican border immigration work and has lived and traveled extensively abroad (Russia, Europe (especially France), Peru, Costa Rica, Canada, and most recently – Portugal). Anya’s academic research spans artistry in diaspora and immigration communities, creativity in extreme environments, dance movement therapy, and creativity and Artificial Intelligence. Anya enjoys publishing academic papers on the above topics and presenting and learning at various conferences. As a Pike Scholar, Anya is continuing her educational journey and exploring how faith and academics can integrate to make a fuller life and help her become a more balanced individual.
Despite these pursuits, Anya covets her time with her two teenaged children and husband. Together with them, Anya draws and paints, throws baseballs and basketballs, climbs walls and runs marathons and attends symphony concerts and listens to hillbilly goth. She especially enjoys the outdoors and often takes the family camping, paddling, and adventuring deep in the heart of Texas.