Oresta grew up in Ukraine but has lived in the U.S. for a while. She graduated from Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English and Translation and got her master’s degree in Communication from Western Illinois University. At other universities Oresta taught English language learners and directed an English language program. She coordinated international student programs and recruited students in Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and China.
Oresta’s responsibilities at ISSS are to help students apply, get admitted, complete next steps and arrive to the WSU campus. She is involved in recruiting new students and marketing. She also works with other offices and departments on campus to make sure new students are ready to start their new life.
Outside of work, Oresta enjoys art, nature, trying new recipes and learning about different cultures. Oresta, her husband and their 2 kids have visited several countries and always look forward to more trips.