Marina Lemlekh was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2005, she graduated from the Music College in Saint Petersburg, majoring in piano. In 2006, she received another university degree in marketing and economics. Professionally, Marina heads an intellectual property practice where she focuses on the development of innovative companies. Since 2002, Marina has been active in her local Jewish community, including participating in the American-Russian Passover Project. She first became acquainted with the global Jewish community when she joined the ROI Community in 2007. Today, Marina is involved in Limmud in her native city and volunteers with Hillel, among other volunteer projects. Since her first visit to Israel through Taglit Bithright Israel in 2004, Marina has fallen in love with the country. In 2012, she studied Hebrew at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Marina thinks that the most vibrant way to create and develop community is to encourage each member to take an active part in a specific project. There are so many needs, tasks and projects that require the help of volunteers. In light of this, Marina became active again in Hillel in 2012. One of her plans is to build a new community project that unites students who share similar professional paths. Being a serious Limmud lover, Marina joined the organizing committee of Limmud Saint Petersburg. What is particularly innovative about her local Limmud is that it brings together people of all ages, including those in their 30s. Marina is a master of thinking up new ideas and of motivating people to take a more active role in their community.