My name is Ilya Elbert.
I was born in Moscow, Russia, and grew up in a small academic community here, near the southwest part of Moscow. I lived in a 2 bedroom apartment with my grandparents, parents, and uncle. My parents and I would sleep in the living room. On July 28th, 1990, my parents woke me up in the middle of the night to come to the United States. Since then, I have lived in Boston MA.