Vadim Balashov joined the MBA program from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the premier technical university in Moscow, Russia. Vadim has a background in Engineering Business and Management and was selected to receive the V.V. Putin Presidential scholarship (a very prestigious honor) to pursue his studies at Southeast. Vadim was one of only 40 students across Russia to receive this award. In Moscow, Vadim is chair of the physics department in an evening school, which operates on a volunteer basis. After graduation, Vadim hopes to open a private school in Moscow. We welcome Vadim and appreciate the international views of business studies he brings to our program.