The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
I was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to the U.S. when I was 12 years old. Early on, I developed a fascination with animation and 3D modeling, and I gradually turned to programming as a creative outlet for these interests. Throughout my undergraduate years I sought opportunities to turn my programming background towards creating art, which led to my involvement in graphics programming, game design, and 3D animation. After graduation, I came to Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology program, which proved a haven for realizing the kind of interdisciplinary collaboration I've been striving for.