BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2001
Ms. Cassandra Payton has worked and traveled extensively in Russia, Ukraine, and in Eastern Europe in various capacities for American Councils. (02/2012)
Career: U.S. State Department Consular Officer, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bogota, Columbia; Tbilisi, Georgia, and Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Previously: Regional Director for Southeast Europe, American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELs.
Where you are now: Sarajevo.
Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, BCMS
Countries lived in: Russia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Serbia
Favorite places: Ohrid, Macedonia; Iceland; Apo Island Philippines
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, cooking
Favorite food: ćevapi na kajmaku, sushi, mangoes
Favorite drinks: mojitos, mint tea
Favorite saying: Ko rano rani, dve sreće grabi! 'Whoever gets up early, gets lucky twice!'
Favorite books: Absurdistan, A Confederacy of Dunces