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Anna Konstantynova is the Fashion and sustainability Editor at PrimeTime Magazine and the Co-Founder of the Leisure-ware fashion brand NAAN in the Ukraine. Instagram:
Anna Chashchyna is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, an Environmental and Social Impact Officer designing efficient environment and social management systems, a Young Professional Advisor at United Europe, the host of the Sustainability Explored Podcast, the author of various sustainability guides, an Environmental Journalist, a graduate of the Kiev National Aviation University, a graduate of the University of East Anglia in the UK, a Master of Science of the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal, and a graduate of the Université de Poitiers en France. Her LinkedIn:
Anya Gordiienko is a creative and passionate English teacher at The English Studio in Bila Tserkva. Anya and the whole staff at The English Studio are devoted to giving students the best English education online and offline. Anya also loves playing the Piano and the Violin. Instagram: Facebook:
Daryna Hil is a freshman from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv studying Interpreting and Translation. She is a passionate social activist, an active volunteer with more than 300 hours of community service as an English Second Language Teacher, and a language learner with a love for sports. She is also an American Councils and FLEX Program City Representative of Vinnytsya and a FLEX Alumni 2018-2019 in California. Her Instagram: @dasha_hil
Andriana Labanets is an Erasmus Mundus scholarship recipient, currently following her studies in Rome, Italy. Prior to that, she has been doing her Master’s degree in Madrid and Glasgow. In the past Andriana also participated in Erasmus+ exchange program in Paris and summer school in Prague. Andriana sees the great value that the international education can bring for Ukrainians. Therefore, in 2020 she created the UpGrader project in order to raise awareness about different academic opportunities abroad and help people to get into their dream programs. The Instagram-based project consists of news about scholarships, application process tips and life abroad insights. It is now followed by students and young professionals not only from Ukraine but also other post-Soviet countries. Besides that, Andriana also invests her time in volunteering (YEAs initiative, Eurovision Song Contest-2017, UEFA-2018), yoga and deep conversations. Her Instagram project page: @up.grader
Yelyzaveta Shelestova is a 17 years old Student at the Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko National University. She is a Representative of Ukraine in the Student Leader Advisory Council at the Teach For All NGO global network of leaders and changemakers working to ensure all children across the world can fulfill their potential. She is a HundrED Academy Member and a Former AIESEC member. Her Instagram: @sh.elliz
Iryna Poliakova is the owner of IP Shkola, an educational online project that exists since May 2018. The goal is to create an affordable, comfortable, effective platform for studying foreign languages (English, Spanish, and Greek) using innovative methodologies and approaches. She is also a Yoga Teacher and publishes guided meditations on her Instagram channel. Her hobbies include: long distance running, sports, reading, cooking, and traveling, as she had visited 11 countries so far. Links:   Her Instagram: @iren__poli @ipshkola @ipoli_meditate
From a Top Manager of Multinational Corporations such as BOOTS, Danone and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Japan; receiving her education from KNEU, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, IE Business School and The Wharton School; to becoming a Mental Health Professional, Elena Vysotskaya is now a Kindness Officer empowering busy humans to make the difference via a mindful way of life and self-discovery. The primary aim of this approach introduced by Elena is to live with more kindness, awareness, choice, empathy, patience, compassion and resilience. Her areas of expertise include: emotional intelligence, self-confidence, mindful leadership, executive burnout, workplace stress, and well-being.   Website:   LinkeIn: InsightTimer: Instagram:
Olha Kotielnikova is an Amnesty International Volunteer and a Master's Degree student in European Politics & Society at Charles University in Prague, Czechia. She comes from the hometown of the President: Krivoy Rog. Olha is an introvert, and she loves Urban Planning, Swimming, Reflecting, Reading, Chess, Powerlifting, Snail Mail, and Traveling. She speaks Russian and considers herself a European person. She offers to send anyone who contacts her on her LinkedIn a Postcard. Her LinkedIn:
Uliana Pidkovynska PhD is a scientist, a Project Manager, a Pole Dancer, an artist, and a lover of real life gun sports. She lives in the Ukraine and studied in Belgium. She was born in a small city near the sea, and now began her life in Kyiv. Her LinkedIn:
Lolita Kuznietsova is a very creative Concept Artist from Ukraine. She was born and raised in Dnipro, then moved to Kyiv. She speaks about Kyiv, Concept Art, Snowboarding, Gaming, and the interesting things about Ukraine. Her Twitter: Her LinkedIn:
Bogdan Dolintse is the Strategic Planning/Reform Monitoring Expert at The Support to Ukraine’s Reforms for Governance Project (SURGe); Head of Public Council, State Agencies of Infrastructure Projects of Ukraine; Was part of the Department of Defense and Security of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and responsible at the State Enterprise Boryspil International Airport for working with state bodies and industry associations. His LinkedIn:
Maliek Banat grew up in Kyiv, born to a Lebanese father and Ukrainian mother. Was an Intern at Kyiv Post, and is now an undergrad student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has big dreams for the future of Ukraine. His LinkedIn:
Anastasiia Serheiko is an M1 International MBA student at IAE Gustave Eiffel in Paris where she received a BGF Scholarship Campus France & CCEF. In 2019, she was an Erasmus student at the same University. In Ukraine, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Management at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Anastasiia is originally from Zhytomyr where she left her parents and her Yorkshire Terrier named Loulou. She loves learning languages, doing Yoga, and taking pictures. She has an Instagram blog where she shares information about studying & living in Paris/France with her followers. Her Instagram: @mme_anastasiia
Nataliia Kichuk is a first-year student of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Kyiv, studying International Law. She is originally from Odessa. Nataliia is a hard working student who wishes to develop her knowledge and to create a successful career in her field. She loves travel and discovering new places, especially natural locations and picturesque sites. Her Instagram: @kichuk_natasha
Yevheniya Vodopyanova is the Program Coordinator for FLEX Exchanges to Internships Program at American Councils for International Education; a FLEX Alumni Coordinator in Central Ukraine 2019-2020; a Young Generation Will Change Ukraine Alumna 2018; a FLEX Alumna 2011-2012; and the recipient of The President's Volunteer Service Award by the Corporate for National and Community Service of the US Department of States. Her Instagram: @ooh_zhenny   Her LinkedIn:
Uliana Avtonomova is a Global Shaper at the Global Shapers Community - a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change; was a Ukrainian Youth Delegate to the United Nations; a Coordinator at the Kyiv STOP COVID where they raised Raised +$300,000 for the PPE and equipment; the co-founder of the NGO Here & Now; a Partnership Manager at STEP Academy Geneva; a Kyiv Coordinator at eō Business Incubator; an Expert at Ukrainian Startup Fund; a graduate from the Kyiv Natational Taras Shevshenko University with a Master's Degree in Political Science; and is now the Chief Operations Officer at Portal - run your remote-first company. Her Instagram: @av_uliana   Her LinkedIn:
Olga Tymoshyna is a Senior Financial Manager at DMarket, an in-game item trading startup. Originally from Lviv, she built finance career in digital goods companies and obtained the CIMA Diploma in Performance Management. Being fan of personal budgeting and planning, she explores different social and creative hobbies, with puzzle pictures being her top interest lately. Her LinkedIn:
Nadiia Vlasenko is a Ukrainian Feminist, an advocate for a better environment in Kyiv and a software engineer at Ciklum. Born in Zaporizhzhia, she graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and lived for many years in Kyiv, which is her favorite city in the world. Her Instagram: @nadia_v_hope
Yelyzaveta Pidopryhora is a Youth leader from Ukraine who focuses on the internationalization of higher education, civiс activism, and anti-corruption. Having cooperated with America House Kyiv and USAID SACCI Program, she strives to bring about positive changes and boost youth participation as President of the Erasmus Student Network Ukraine|Kyiv and a Chair of the Student Parliament's International Cooperation Department at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Her Facebook:
From Shumsk Ukraine to FLEX in Ohio to the American University in Bulgaria where he is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, and International Relations, Sviatoslav Hryhorenko is the Vice President & PR Manager of "TEDxAUBG" and captain of the AUBG Soccer Team "Vamos Shkembe", as well as an Intern at “Djooky” - a UA-DE-US music startup. His Instagram: @sviatoslav_hryhorenko
Kateryna Rets is a young activist working for the cultural development of Ukraine. She is an 18 years old girl from Cherkasy, and she has a YouTube blog where she shares her love for books with other Ukrainians. She is now a student of the Ukrainian Catholic University, where she pursues Cultural Studies, and her goal is to inspire others with her vision for the greatness of Ukraine through various cultural events. Her Instagram: @kateryna_rets Her YouTube:
Valeriia Kruzjekova, from Romny in the Sumy region, is among the Top 2% of applicants selected in Ukraine as finalists of the Future Leaders Exchange Program FLEX in 2019-2020 where she spent an exchange year in Hawaii, USA. She is an alumni of the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) in 2018 made by the UWC-USA. And she received recognition from the US Department of State for 150 volunteering hours. Valeriia is also the co-founder of Let's Go Green, a youth vegan eco-brand focused on UP-CYCLING and Smart Consumption. Instagram: @marlowberry
Stepan Dolhopolyi is a Manufacturing Engineer at Progresstech Ukraine for Boeing. He graduated from the Odessa National Maritime University, completed his education at the Missouri Southern State University in the USA, then worked at the Odessa Commercial Sea Port. His LinkedIn:
Daria Shepetko is the Chief Marketing Officer at the SSE Riga Investment Fund as well as a distinguished student at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga where she received 3 scholarships and won The Best Performing Woman In The Scholarship Award 2020. She was an Assistant to the Director of Communications, a Student Ambassador, and an Alumni Coordinator Associate at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga; and a Teenovation Project Lead for the the Klitschko Foundation promoting Entrepreneurship within Ukrainian teens. She was also a Mentor at YBIT - Youth Bringing Immigrants Together, and has received a mini-MBA even before graduating High School from the reputable Earlscliffe Sixth College. She is also a model, a ballerina, and a lover of Aesthetics. Daria believes that Art is everywhere, all we have to do is notice. And that the world is our oyster, all we need is to be proactive and seize the opportunities. Her LinkedIn:
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Created by
Abdulaziz M Alhamdan, M.Sc.
Podcast Status
Dec 16th, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 5th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
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