Though born in Moscow, Anastassia grew up in a tiny Vermont town, where she alternated between making trouble and being bored. As soon as she could, she peaced out and traveled around a bunch before moving to NYC to do the struggling actor/disappointment to parents thing. Then, one day Anastassia accidentally stumbled upon the Columbia University campus and waltzed out a year later with a Master’s degree in journalism. She’s served as an on-air correspondent for a number of broadcast outlets, ghost-wrote Katie Couric’s daily blog while working for ABC News and covered the 2014 winter Olympics for Sports Illustrated. She also speaks three languages but has a hard time stringing a sentence together without swearing in any of them. If you care to stalk Anastassia, she lives in Hollywood, CA.