Eva Khadjinova is ALSC’s April Volunteer of the Month! Eva is one of our amazing volunteers for the new Housing Court Justice Project. Check out our interview with Eva below:
Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC?
“The desire to serve public good must necessarily be the craving of one’s soul, the condition precedent to personal happiness.” ~ A.P. Chekhov.
What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others?
ALSC’s housing court project is the outstanding example of the organization’s excellence and professionalism. For half a day once a month, I have a chance to meaningfully help a person at the eviction hearing. It is very rewarding to feel the grateful gaze and smile of the person you’ve helped.
How do you think your experiencs with ALSC will benefit you in the future?
ALSC’s volunteers get access to mentoring from the incredibly experienced, talented, and altruistic members of the private bar and ALSC’s staff attorneys. This mentoring fosters professional growth. I am taking this opportunity to publicly thank all of my mentors for their time, guidance, and generosity of spirit.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?
I serve on the Board of Directors of Bridge Builders, and I am the current president of the Center of Russian American Friendship and Trade (CRAFT). I am bilingual, Russian & English, and I am professionally proficient in Spanish. I have been fortunate to travel the world and love experiencing other cultures. In my spare time, I ski, grow a vegetable garden, bead-weave, write poetry, and perform with the Russian Folk Dancing Group, Sudarushka. I am very grateful to my family whose support allowed me to pursue my professional goals and to achieve excellence in that pursuit.