Anton was born in South Florida to Russian immigrants from Moscow and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, with bachelor degrees in Linguistics, Computer Science, and Slavic Studies. Anton speaks English and Russian fluently and has done some translation work in Old Church Slavonic. Before he became a board member, Anton was interested in BDSC because it allows him to maintain connections to the post-soviet space and culture into which he was born. As Boulder is a very monolithic city in terms of who lives there, BDSC is one of the only organizations in town that provides opportunities to engage with his cultural heritage. He loves skiing, reading, going to symphony music and punk rock performances, hiking, and mixing a good cocktail or two.