Yana has six years of experience both in the nonprofit and the private sectors. She earned a Master’s degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Yana leads the projects related to investment promotion and industrial and economic development of Moscow region in Russia as a part of the Moscow Region Development Corporation’s team. Before that, she facilitated social adaptation of vulnerable members of society and development of local tourism market as a Head of Tourism Sector in a Russian nonprofit organization. Her previous experiences also include carrying out project activities pertaining to private sector development in the South Caucasus at GIZ in Tbilisi, Georgia and coordinating a major international investment project in Astana, Kazakhstan. Yana enjoys deploying her project design, management and monitoring and evaluation skills in economic development projects, and she is particularly passionate about capacity building and social entrepreneurship.

Host Organization: Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP)

 Role at Host Organization: Yana will report to the YPFP President and will be responsible for conducting financial and market research, assisting the Chief of Staff to maximize volunteer effectiveness, improving the organization’s HR system, and helping manage organizational and program budgets. She will work with the Executive Team to contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies, and practices.