I was an innovation fellow at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to facilitate innovations and use innovation methods, tools, and embed new approaches in projects with the focus on problem-solving, ideation, and experimenting solutions to real-life challenges. I am also a member of the UN Innovation Network. Interested in sustainability and innovations, I closely follow the developments in electric cars, solar power, new food technologies and related industries.
I also feel strongly about ensuring diversity, inclusiveness, and gender equality. I also do volunteering, in particular I am a member of the Selection Board of Atlas Corps - a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that brings together social sector leaders and organizations and promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges.
I currently reside in Rome, working globally. Undeterred by things like citizenship, I also lived in other places, including Paris, Washington, D.C., Moscow and the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium.
My native language is Belarusian, I also speak fluently Russian and English, less fluently French and Ukrainian, and have some basic knowledge of Greek, Ancient Greek and Korean.