Melissa A. Ivanco-Murray is a writer, artist, and musician with Bachelor of Science degrees in Russian and International relations from the United States Military Academy (2011) and a master of arts in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Virginia (2020). She is currently a PhD candidate in the Slavic Department at UVA. Melissa has been a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin since 2015 and served as the Distinguished Faith Group Leader for the Fort Bliss Open Circle from 2016-2017. Melissa is the creator of the Slavic Tarot deck as well as the author of a fantasy series, Circle, which is loosely inspired by Slavic folklore and mythology. For more information, see www.maimurray.com.