Beata Gallaher received her Ph.D. in Russian and Second Language Acquisition from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, an MA in Germanic Linguistics and Polish Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and an MA in Russian Language and Literature from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. She has worked in Poland, Germany, Estonia, and the US. She has taught Polish, Russian, and German languages as well as culture, film, and pedagogy courses. She has taught Russian at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, PA, at the US Air Force Academy, CO, in Project GO in Estonia, and at the University of South Carolina. She has taught Polish at the University of Pennsylvania and in SLI at the University of Pittsburgh. Recently, she taught German to refugees in Berlin, Germany, and worked as a German teacher in Concordia Language Villages, MN.