I was born in Riga, Latvia, then moved to Israel at the age of two. After living in Jerusalem for five years, I immigrated to the US. These moves have led me to understand and appreciate various cultures and languages. Being a kind-hearted and motivated person, I enjoy helping people and spending time with my family and friends. After a year in Israel on Project Otzma, I began to observe more Jewish traditions and became a baalat tchuvah. I attend synagogue and Torah lectures. Exercise is a regular part of my life (swimming, yoga and pilates). Being a happy person, I love to laugh and see humor in the mundane. I strive to see the good in every situation. My interests include rehabilitation, alternative and complementary medicine (CAM), as well as writing.