Olga Kovarova Campora, PhD., the author of Saint Behind Enemy Lines, was born and reared in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). Olga joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while studying at J.E. Purkyne (T.G.Masaryk) University in Brno, Czechoslovakia, where she earned a masters degree in physical education and a Ph.D. in education. Since the early 1990s Olga has made her home in the United States. She helped to establish the Czech language program at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and has spoken at many church firesides and conferences in different parts of the U.S. Her story was shared in the 2011 Church-published history of the Relief Society called “Daughters of My Kingdom.” She is married to Randy Campora, bass trombonist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. They are the parents of two wonderful sons. One is currently serving a mission and the other is a returned missionary. Olga wrote “Czech for Americans,” a university-level language textbook. She owns a yoga business called Yoga with Olga, which offers therapeutic yoga for people suffering from chronic pain and a variety of anxiety issues and depression.
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