Lucia Winkeler is originally from Austin, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in international studies and modern languages as a double major; her focuses were politics, diplomacy, and Russian. At Texas A&M University, she was a member of the research subcommittee for the Memorial Student Center's (MSC) Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) and of the university's Russian club. During the spring of 2017—through A&M’s Public Policy Internship Program—she interned at the Office of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia within the U.S. Department of Commerce. During the summer of 2016, Lucia was a Fulbright Hays GPA Scholar as part of the Moscow-Texas Connections Program, during which she studied Russian intensively at the Higher School of Economics for 10 weeks. She was also inducted into the National Slavic Honor Society, Dobro Slavo, at the end of the spring 2016 semester. After earning her Master’s degree she plans to enter a federal career to work on improving the state of U.S.-Russian relations and affect U.S. interests in the Eurasian region overall.
Episode | April 15th, 2019 | Season 1 | 25 mins 29 secs
azerbaijan, black widows, caucasus, chechen republic, chechnya, counterterrorism, ethnicity, female terrorism, georgia, religion, soviet union, twins of the caucasus
On this episode, Tom hosts half-Russian graduate student Lucia Winkeler as they talk all things Caucasus and how many times she has to explain to people that it's not Czechia, it's CHECHNYA as in the First and Second Chechen Wars.