After graduating from the Belarusian State University with a degree in journalism I have worked as a news reporter in Belarusian newspapers – both independent and state-run – for several years. In my career, I was always willing to get new professional experience and try new forms of reporting and writing. Participation in the first Belarusian School of Journalism in Warsaw as well as in number of workshops and seminars helped me to learn practices of colleagues from other countries better. Apart from journalism, my another passion is theatre – that is why I became the Gaude Polonia scholarship holder and studied theatre criticism and worked for the professional theatre magazine in Krakow.
Now I am a student and graduate assistant of the School of Mass Communication in one of the universities in the United States. Studying journalism here is different from what I remember from the Belarusian university, but this makes it even more exciting. Learning mass communication theories, research methods and techniques helps to explain issues in media field and see some perspective related to it.