Tatiana has three years of experience with nonprofit organizations and earned a degree in Area Studies from the City University of Moscow. Tatiana is fluent in three languages; she has lived in Bulgaria, Russia, the U.S., Taiwan, and Mexico. In 2017 she began working with the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia where she contributed to the development of a public-private partnership between the two countries. There, Tatiana organized over 120 events and gained considerable experience in the coordination of international conferences and industry-specific committees. As a Program Coordinator, Tatiana consulted C-level executives on recent legislative developments to ensure smooth operations of over 300 enterprises under the sanctions environment. Previously, Tatiana was engaged in the OSCE 2016 State Duma Election Observation Mission to the Russian Federation. As an Assistant to the Senior Security Expert, she provided legal consultations to 31 observation teams throughout the country to make sure the international observers were safe and could fulfill their civic duties in compliance with the Russian laws. A recipient of the prestigious FLEX grant funded by the U.S. Department of State, Tatiana spent her senior high school year in the state of Hawaii. There, she was involved in the Student Act Shadowing Program and, along with her studies, volunteered at the Hawaii State Capitol. Through these diverse experiences, Tatiana has developed strong coordination, consulting, and project implementation skills. Always infatuated with opportunities to go out of her comfort zone, she is enthusiastic about youth empowerment, civic engagement, and economic development.
Host Org: Apex for Youth
Fellow role at Apex for Youth: Tatiana will serve as a Mentoring Program Coordinator. She will help plan, administer, and implement an expansion of their Saturday high school mentoring program at a new site, as well as develop curriculum and recruit and organize volunteers for a semester-long mentoring program.