Ph.D student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Department of Hebrew Language. Vera received her Master's degree with honors from the Hebrew University. Her master thesis addresses the influence of the Russian language on the lexicon and phraseology in the literary work of Uri-Nissan Gnessin, a Hebrew writer with a Russian background, during the Revival period. For her doctorate, she will broaden this investigation on the Russian influence on the Revival Period of the Modern Hebrew in general. Previously, Vera was the Director of Ulpanim run by the Jewish Agency of Israel in the former Soviet Union, teaching pedagogy for Hebrew teachers. She has also published articles in teaching Hebrew as an additional language.