About


Vicki Boykis

I’m Vicki.  I used to be a nerd, then I moved to the Philly suburbs and had a baby. Now I’m even lamer.

I was born in Russia. I didn’t have a first name for a month, then I  was named after a breed of strawberry growing on my grandmother’s dacha in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. My full name is Victoria but I hate being called that because I don’t think I’ll ever grow into it.

When I was five, my parents decided that Russia was unhealthy for human beings and hightailed it to America.

Growing up, I knew 2.5 other Russian Jews and no one was writing about our experiences. I also didn’t know anyone else that was as weird as me. So, sometimes I write about being Russian and Jewish. But sometimes I write about feminism, careers, tech, Nutella, running, my daughter, my husband, Mr. B, or what I did yesterday.

Before Philly, we used to live in and love Washington, D.C. Before that, Mr. B proposed to me in a synagogue in the city of Prague, which I hated. (Prague, not the synagogue or the proposal.)

In real life, I work in tech. I also just finished my MBA!

You can email me: vicki.boykis@gmail.com. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Goodreads.