Vera grew up in the former USSR where she and her family were regularly oppressed for their conservative and Christian beliefs.
She left Ukraine to obtain a degree in nursing in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she also met her husband. They moved to the United States in 1992 in an effort to leave behind the weight and pressure of communism. Vera is very thankful for the freedom she has to exercise her beliefs openly.
In her free time, she enjoys interior design, writing poetry, walks on the beach with her husband and daughter, and attending her Bible study.
She is excited to be a part of Young America’s Foundation and contribute to the advancement of conservative values.