Iuliia Hoban, Ph.D., works with the Mozaiko Living-Learning Community and the wider Virginia Tech campus to develop skills that enhance intercultural understanding. She has extensive experience in experiential learning, curriculum design, program design, student mentoring, and teaching. She is fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, and she understands the critical importance of language learning in understanding culture. She has worked with students of diverse backgrounds and varying degrees of preexisting knowledge in global and international topics, ranging from first-year students to advanced students. Having earned a PhD in Global Affairs from Rutgers University, and a Master of Arts in International Development from the University of Denver, she has a deep academic background and is a scholar-practitioner in every sense of the word, while also being passionate and creative about student engagement and development (particularly in terms of global and intercultural competence) that leads to success inside and outside the classroom.