Ievgeniia (Zhenya) Sakal is a sixth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History. Her dissertation explores the culture of handwritten and printed books in late seventeenth-century Eastern Europe and Russia. She earned her BA and MA in History from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). She obtained her second MA in History of Eastern Europe and a minor in Religious Studies from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). For two years, Zhenya has served as a TF for Yale undergraduate courses and a graduate course at the Yale Divinity School. It gave her a first-hand experience in working with a diverse audience that included students of different racial, economic, and religious backgrounds, as well as different age groups. As a Poorvu Center Graduate Teaching Fellow, she hopes to share her experience with the broader community of graduate students, participate in discussions on effective pedagogy and promote equitable and inclusive teaching practices.