Ekaterina Svetashkova currently works as a monitoring coordinator for LGBT Group Stimul, a Moscow-based human rights NGO. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, and she speaks English and German. Since recently, Ekaterina has been pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology and is eager to implement the knowledge obtained during her studies in her current work activities. She has also graduated from Moscow Open School of Human Rights. She wants to improve human rights awareness among the masses, because she believes it is a way to make peoples’ lives safer.