Irina earned two Master’s degrees - in French literature and journalism - in her native Russia. A true Francophile, she moved to Paris in 2006 to work as a freelance journalist and for a video game company before returning to her true passions: culture, art, and history. Irina loves teaching, so she decided to give her research work a communicative twist and became a licensed guide. She uses her experience as a journalist and writer to turn complex subjects into accessible, fun stories.