Kayla MacDavitt is a second year graduate student in the Russian and Eastern European Institute’s MA program. Before coming to IU, she earned her B.A. in Psychology and International Relations at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL while also playing collegiate volleyball. During her senior year she worked for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as an intern and, after graduation, joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a reservist.
After completing the MA program she hopes to continue her work in the U.S. government, focusing on international affairs. Her research interests include international security issues, Russian and U.S. Relations, Russian and Soviet Intelligence and Russian language.