MIGLENA NIKOLOVA | Language Program DirectorMiglena joined DANK Haus in August of 2015 with vast experience in teaching English and German language and culture at various higher level academic institutions. Born in the town of Vidin, Bulgaria, she began her studies of German at the local School for Teaching Foreign Languages. In 2003, she finished with a BS in Applied Linguistics and Germanic Studies at the South-West University "Neofit Rilski" in Bulgaria. After moving to the Chicago area in 2004, Miglena earned her MA in Germanic Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 followed by a PhD in Germanic Studies with Concentration in Second Language Acquisition at UIC from 2015. When not teaching German, Miglena enjoys a good book and spending time with her family.