Evguenia Davenport

Teaching Professional
Hello! I am Evguenia Davenport but my friends and family call me Zhenia. Currently, I am a first-year PhD student in the English Literature department at the University of South Florida (USF). I teach English composition courses as a Graduate Associate at USF. I graduated from USF in 2013 with a dual Master's degree in Spanish and in Applied Linguistics: English as a Second Language. I taught Spanish and Russian at USF between 2009-2022. In my spare time, I like traveling, dancing Argentinian tango, playing golf, and boating. Having grown up in cold Siberia (I am originally from Russia), I simply love Florida climate and could never get tired of lounging around the pool with my cats and watching spectacular Floridian sunsets!    
Evguenia Davenport


I volunteer for Russian Heritage organization and have served as a Secretary on Board of Directors for the organization since 2016. Russian Heritage is a non-profit organization based in Tampa Bay area. We organize cultural and educational events to bring together the community and promote diversity.  


I fell in love with tango when I went to Buenos Aires, Argentina as a graduate student in the summer of 2012. I have been dancing (still a work in progress:) tango ever since.