Jarom Blackhurst was raised in Bountiful, Utah as the seventh of twelve children. He is passionate about studying languages and studied German and Russian in high school. After his freshman year at Brigham Young University, he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Kiev, Ukraine. He returned to BYU where he graduated cum laude with a BA in Russian and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. He is currently pursuing a joint MBA/JD degree and is planning for a career that will allow him to serve and practice internationally. Jarom is married and has two children. He and his family are thrilled at the opportunity to live and work in Moscow this spring/summer.