Eugenia Brin recently retired from her job as scientist working on issues related to climate and weather forecasting at NASA. Along with her family, she resettled in the United States with the assistance of HIAS in 1979. Before being named to the HIAS Board, Brin had already accepted the responsibility of heading HIAS’ archival preservation project, which will focus on preserving the portion of the archives documenting the largest wave of Russian Jewish immigration to the U.S. Brin also is the National Chair for myStory, a social networking site for Russian émigrés to this country where they can share their stories.
“HIAS’ goal of preserving its archive is of utmost importance to the Russian Jewish community because it contains our history, and a record of our arrival in the United States,” says Brin. “This is something that our children and grandchildren will appreciate when they want to know more about their family history.” Brin is a graduate of the prestigious School of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University.