Natasha Isadora Frank is a Senior English Language Fellow in Kazan, Russia. For this project she conducts teacher-training seminars in Kazan and around Tatarstan. Before going to Russia, Natasha worked in Beirut,Lebanon for four years. From 2007-2009 she was an English Language Fellow for the Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association, where she worked on professional development with 100 K-12 English language teachers throughout Lebanon. Prior to her becoming an English language fellow, she taught academic writing for two years at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and served as the Course Director of English 203 (a required course for all AUB students). During this time, she and two colleagues created a custom published textbook When Silence Speaks,published by Pearson Longman, for English 203. In 2005 she received her Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In the U.S. she has taught ESL at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a California State University, Monterey Bay. Her interests include traveling, sports and writing.