Mariya Yefremova is a dual citizen of Russia and the United States. She received two Bachelor degrees from Hunter College (New York City) in Political Science and English Literature. After working for an environmental organization recruiting volunteers and teaching people how to reduce, reuse, and recycle, she receieved a Master of Human Rights degree from Central European University (Budapest). Mariya is now studying Human Rights and Humanitarian Action in Sciences Po Paris and teaching French students English. In her free time, Mariya blogs for the Huffington Post. Follow Mariya on Twitter @MariyaYefremova.