Bláithín Macken Smith, Queries & Web Support
Bláithín came to PPLI in September 2016 working part-time during college. She currently manages website updates, general queries, research and various language resources.
Bláithín was once a student of PPLI Leaving Certificate Russian Saturday classes and during 5th year she spent three weeks on an exchange in Osaka, Japan. She sat Leaving Certificate Russian, Japanese and Spanish and achieved A1s in all three. She is currently studying a BA in Modern Irish and Russian at Trinity College Dublin. She spent two months travelling around Ukraine and a year studying in Moscow State University in Russia. Bláithín was also one of the 2016 recipients of the European Language Label’s ‘Language Learner of the Year’.