Bláithín Macken Smith, Events & Social Media Coordinator
Bláithín came to PPLI in September 2016 working part-time during college. She currently manages our social media channels and helps to organise our events.
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 has a BA in Modern Irish and Russian from 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’.