Katya leads strategic program development and oversees IREX Ukraine office operations.
With more than twelve years of experience in international development, Katya’s specific areas of expertise include business development and project implementation in the fields of education, youth, civil society capacity building, governance, and community development and resilience programming.
Prior to joining the IREX team in Ukraine, Katya worked at IREX Washington, DC headquarters providing leadership, managerial and technical support to IREX's global program development efforts. Prior to that, she served as a Program Development Manager at NCBA CLUSA where she led development strategy and business development in the area of local capacity building to address issues around governance, food security, and agricultural and cooperative development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Before that, Katya worked at EDC managing basic education and teacher training contracts and cooperative agreements in Asia and Africa. Her experience also includes supporting Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Business Development programs at U.S. Peace Corps in Ukraine and teaching English, Russian, and World Literature at a Ukrainian school.
Katya holds an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Teaching degree from Kirovograd State Pedagogical University in Ukraine.