Hi, I’m Lavina. I’m an immigrant from Russia and I have gone on a long and difficult journey together with my 11 year old son and our cat in a new country, building our lives from zero. I've lived in 4 States, now in Western Massachusetts. I moved here in the Summer of 2020 to be with the love of my life. I crossed the country twice last year by car from East to West coast and back over the course of 4 months. I’ve been a marketing manager in Russia working for multinational corporations and was doing pretty well in my country, but I had to start my life completely from scratch here in the USA, which is okay and just made me a stronger person who can do so many various things in so many different fields. I worked as a sales and digital marketing specialist in New York prior to my move to California. I have my own digital marketing business and specialize in social media, photography and website building. I am also a gig worker. And I like it! I have huge gig experience in California and Massachusetts. My favorite platform is Instacart. I've tried Postmates, Doordash, Grubhub and Amazon Flex before. I have a full-time office job now and I do Instacart almost every weekend and sometimes in the evening on weekdays. I’m excited to be a Tipped contributor and will be happy to share my incredible stories that I look back at, and sometimes don’t even believe all happened to me.