Nellie is an American, originally from St. Joseph, a small town in the state of Michigan. She studied theatre at university, and worked professionally as a stage manager in New York and Indiana before moving to Ukraine in 2016.
Nellie was a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English for two years in Vinnyts’ka oblast, and also co-founded Camp ACT, an English-language summer theatre camp for Ukrainian teenagers. After she finished her service with Peace Corps, she decided to stay in Ukraine and moved to Kyiv.
The only thing she doesn’t like about Ukraine is холодець, and the thing she misses most from America is peanut butter and her cats.