Creelea H. Pangaro came to Boston from the West Coast via Moscow, Russia. While in Moscow, she worked as an editor and contributor to the Moscow Times newspaper, covering entertainment, culture, and commercial real estate in the Russian capital. In 2006, Ms. Pangaro moved to Boston and earned a Masters and law degree from Boston University. She has worked as an attorney and a law clerk at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Ms. Pangaro majored in Russian literature as an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley and remains an avid reader of A.S. Pushkin. Today, she heads the poetry discussion group at the Boston Athenaeum.