Alyona is a first generation Russian immigrant from Kazakhstan. She arrived in the United States at 17 years old, barely knowing any English and with $500 in her pocket in Houston, Texas. Today she’s a co-founder of Wazeter, Inc and a website designer and developer with a passion for finance. Alyona has a passion for America and the American dream in the kind of first generation immigrant ...
Alyona's episode appearances
Episode 133: The Future of Policing in America
The Bill Walton Show Roundtable worries about what the future of law enforcement could look like in this country. In many cities, seasoned officers are rushing to retire – causing a major deficit as those positions are becoming harder to fill. Increasingly, resisting arrest is becoming a badge of protest. And rather than punishing law breakers, police officers are being demonized for doing their jobs. What happens if big city Mayors actually do “defund the police?” What will cities look like a decade from now? Who will be keeping the peace? Who will want to live there? Much to ponder, and unless we change course, the future of cities look dystopian.
Episode 123: Trans Men in Women’s Sports
On this episode, our TBWS Roundtable discusses the push by the radical woke left to let transgendered boy/girl athletes participate in girls and women’s sports. After coming out strongly against trans men in women’s sports, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem recently vetoed a bill that would’ve banned it. Why? She says “it’s complicated” and she may be right. The very woke NCAA would ban her state from staging its competitions. But allowing trans men in women’s sports would gut Title IX. It seems that who and how you would define a boy or girl depends on your politics, not “the science.” Where are the feminists on this when all the victims are girls? Martina Navratilova has been excoriated for coming out against it. Why is this seemingly only an American issue? What are the implications for our military? And is this just the opening salvo in the race to replace the binary? Did you know there was a “race to replace the binary?” It’s a mess, and the Roundtable explores what it all means, and how […]
Episode 114: Wall Street War Games with The Bill Walton Show Team
On this episode, the BWS Roundtable discusses how thousands so called amateur investors got everyone talking about GameStop and Robinhood. What caused the stock to skyrocket? What does it say about the future of Wall Street? How will the regulators react? Those questions and more will be answered during this in-depth conversation.
Episode 112: 2020 Silver Linings
As we wrap up one of the most chaotic years in modern memory, members of the BWS team gather virtually to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. What will the future hold when it comes to masks? The economy? Life in general? While 2020 is one most of us would like to forget, we manage to find several “silver linings” heading into 2021.
Alyona is a first generation Russian immigrant from Kazakhstan. She arrived in the United States at 17 years old, barely knowing any English and with $500 in her pocket in Houston, Texas. Today she’s a co-founder of Wazeter, Inc and a website designer and developer with a passion for finance. Alyona has a passion for America and the American dream in the kind of first generation immigrant fairy tale way – having come here with nothing but hope for a better life and the grit, grind and determination to make it happen. Fluent in Russian and English (to the point where every American is surprised she’s from another country!), having once achieved the highest score of 58,000 test takers for English and Russian fluency.