The first interview must be cancelled at the last minute, because another wave of Russian bombs has taken out the power and internet near Lviv, Ukraine, where Kari Anderson has been stationed for much of the last nine months. The second must be rescheduled because she has to take a meeting with members of Congress.
Suffice to say life has been a little volatile for Anderson (Russian Language and Literature, Violin Performance ’04) who spent most of 2022 drafting legislation as part of her law practice in Washington, DC, and helping Ukrainian refugees displaced by that country’s ongoing military conflict with Russia, which first began back in 2021.
When she finally connects over Zoom, it’s from her DC office. Anderson is feeling a palpable sense of wonderment at what she has experienced.