Kristin Rule graduated from Vassar College in 2002 with a major in chemistry and a minor in Russian. A Gates Cambridge Scholar, she has spent the last eleven months at the University of Cambridge working towards an M. Phil. degree in Materials Science and a Diploma in Russian language. Next year she looks forward to combining the two things that have long filled her academic calendar by studying chemistry in Russian at St Petersburg State University. Kristin also hopes to find an outlet in StPetersburg for her life-long passion for dance.