Marina grew up in northeastern Russia and she attended St. Petersburg University. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Management in 2010. Soon thereafter, she decided to follow her dream of moving to the United States, despite not having any family in the US and speaking no English. She immigrated to Northern Virginia which is where her story and Cosi® intertwine.
Marina visited our Courthouse location in Arlington, VA, where she was struck by the friendly atmosphere and decided to apply. Despite the language barrier, it was clear to the managers in Courthouse that Marina had something special, so they gave her an opportunity. She quickly mastered the English language and became an indispensable member of the team. It became apparent to the team in Courthouse that Marina possessed not only high standards and a strong commitment to the business, but also a natural ability to inspire and lead. She was elevated to the position of shift leader, where she demonstrated a high level of professionalism and an ability to take on any challenge that was set before her.
We are extremely proud to say that Marina has accepted a position as Assistant Manager with Cosi®. We would like to congratulate Marina for her accomplishments, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the amazing things that she will accomplish in the future! She will be training at our Crystal Drive location, so we encourage you to stop in and say hi!