Born and raised in a small town in Kosovo, Jeta Loshaj finished her undergraduate studies at RIT Kosovo, with a major in Public Policy and Management and a minor in International Relations. She completed many internships in international non-governmental and governmental organizations, including UNDP Kosovo and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She has also interned at the German Parliament in Berlin and worked as a project coordinator at the German political foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung office in Prishtina. She started learning the Russian language for the first time at Indiana University’s Summer Language Workshop in 2020, and plans to further advance her Russian through the programs offered at IU Bloomington. She has completed her first year of graduate studies at REEI and is looking forward to her second (final year). Her aim is to learn more about the language, culture, and history of Russia, as well its foreign policy and influence in the Western Balkans.