Gina Peirce is Assistant Director for Grants and Assessment at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), and Grants Manager at the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a dual M.A. in Russian and East European Studies and Political Science from the University of Michigan, as well as an M.A. in Linguistics—with emphasis on Second Language Acquisition—from the University of Pittsburgh. She published an article based on her Pitt Linguistics thesis, utilizing a corpus of student essays to compare patterns of Russian language acquisition by heritage speakers and traditional second language learners, in the Heritage Language Journal in 2018. Ms. Peirce’s responsibilities at REEES focus mainly on preparing grant proposals and reports and administering the Center’s externally funded programs, including Title VI National Resource Center and FLAS (US Department of Education), Project GO (US Department of Defense), STARTALK (National Security Agency), and others. She serves as Program Coordinator for REEES’s Project GO intensive Russian language training programs for nationally recruited ROTC students, and in this capacity organizes an annual study abroad program (in-person or virtual) with Pitt’s partner institution, Narva College of the University of Tartu, Estonia. Ms. Peirce also liaises with Pitt’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) regarding REEES’s Project GO domestic summer program and Summer FLAS fellowships. In addition, she provides grant proposal consultation services for the UCIS Director’s Office and other UCIS centers and units.