Bailey Aguilar is from Sacramento, California. She graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Russian. As an undergraduate, her research focused mainly on Russian balletic history, in particular Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. She has studied extensively in immersive Russian language programs both in the US, at Bryn Mawr College’s Russian Language Institute and Middlebury College’s Russian Language School, and abroad with ACTR in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is pursuing the MAERES degree concurrently with a master’s degree in Russian from Middlebury College. At Georgetown, she is interested in researching Russian foreign policy.