Journalist known for covering national security along with foreign policy topics for The Atlantic. Her writings have also been published in The Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.
She attended Princeton University where she earned her bachelors degree in Soviet history. She began her career as a fact checker for The New Yorker before moving to Colombia Journalism School's Knight Foundation Case Studies initiative. She joined The Atlantic in early 2017.
She won a Fullbright Scholarship which allowed her to return to Russia and work as a Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker and Foreign Policy. Her 2013 story about whooping cough was The New Republic's most-read story of the year.
She was born in Moscow, Russia and immigrated to the United states at the age of 7.