Profiles

Mariia Boiko

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Belgium, Ghent
Mariia Boiko has a Bachelor’s degree in International Law. Currently, she is an LLM student at Ghent University studying International and European Law. In March 2020, she represented the European Law Students’ Association at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. She is an alumna of Transparency International School on Integrity 2020, School of Young Diplomat, 2nd Jessup Summer School and other legal and non-legal schools. She is an active participant of many national and international projects such as UpShift Ukraine, the UBA law schools, the UN Security Council models, the Council of the EU model and others.

Oleksandra Petrakova

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Oleksandra Petrakova was born and raised in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 2018, she enrolled in Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University where is getting bachelor’s degrees in International Law. Since 2020 Oleksandra is a member of NGO “Ukrainian Student for Freedom” which focus its activity on unification, education, and mobilisation of Ukrainian youth committed to the ideas of free society. She is currently a participant of Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe program dedicated to Civic Engagement. Oleksandra volunteers for different social and art festivals, works in a marketing department in a company that stands for mental health, and writes articles for a law c…

Liliia Hudziuk

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Kyiv, Ukraine
Being a genuine language enthusiast with a keen interest in politics, history, international affairs, and journalism, Liliia Hudziuk graduated from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University majoring in English and German Studies. Inspired by the miscellaneous youth exchanges she has taken part in, she co-founded Ukraine’s office of the non-profit organization GFPS (Community for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe) with an aim of promoting student exchanges with Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, and Belarus. In 2020 she received a scholarship from the Free State of Bavaria for studying journalism at the summer school of the University of Bayreuth which only reinforced her dream…

Anastasiia Nardied

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Anastasiia Nardied studies International Relations at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. As being a part of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative she concentrates on such topics as gender equality and youth policy. Since 2020, she has also been a Project Manager in the NGO “Public Diplomacy Platform” where she devotes her time to spread knowledge about diplomacy, youth opportunities and European values. She co-organizes ‘Diplomacy Talks’ – a popular series of interviews with politicians and International Relations professionals. Apart from that, she takes part in the volunteer movement ‘Building Ukraine Together’. In 2020, she became a Sustainable Development Goals Ambassad…

Matvii Shevchenko

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Kyiv, Ukraine
Matvii Shevchenko is a multifaceted person, he likes to study a lot in his country and abroad, especially now that there is access to online courses around the world. He travels a lot and at some point he realized that European freedoms and human rights are more protected and respected than in Ukraine. From that moment on, he became interested in politics and diplomacy. To date, he completed the third year of the School of Young Ukrainian Diplomat. He also became a member of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine. In 2019, he founded the NGO ‘Volunteer Students’, created a personal book of a volunteer students. He is interested in improving this project and promoting it among European school a…

Mykhailo Hohol

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Kyiv, Ukraine
Mykhailo Hohol studies International economic relations at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2020, Mykhailo volunteered for AISEC, where he was outgoing team member. In 2021, Mykhailo became an ESOL co-teacher of English language for Community Impact. Also, in 2021 Mykhailo started volunteering for crowdfunding team that ptomotes financial literacy. His main areas of interest are international relations and business communication, economics, finance, music and cinematograph.

Khrystyna Ivantsiv

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Lviv, Ukraine
Khrystyna Ivantsiv currently studies International Relations at the Institute of International Relations (Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University) in Ukraine (since 2020) in Ukraine. She is also a member of the Foundation of Regional Initiatives – a non-governmental organization in Ukraine which aims to promote youth empowerment. Her key interests are international relations, human rights, international volunteering and cooperation on helping people. Being a YEA is an amazing way to improve your skills and find friends all over the world.

Ivanna Malchevska

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Kyiv, Ukraine
Ivanna Malchevska graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political and Information Management from the National University of Ostroh Academy. Also, she is a graduate of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy and the Open University of Reforms. Now Ivanna helps to make projects for the NGO “Promote Ukraine”. Her mission is to create a successful Ukraine with a strong civil society and balanced branches of authority. That is why she is interested in doing projects with and for young people. Because only together, by joint efforts, based on European values, which every Ukrainian has in himself, we can make this happen! Stronger together!

Mariia Yakovenko

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Mariia Yakovenko is currently receives a bachelor’s degree of Earth Science in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2020 she was a part of different projects for example international ecological project, “City Park” project, different volunteers activities and initiatives. In 2019 and 2020 she wrote a scientific projects in Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine that were based on goals of sustainable development. Also in 2020 she took part in the script competition for young people “Unity in freedom” organized by center “EIDOS” and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Ukraine and ecological competition “ECO-POGLYAD” organized by Laboratory GIS and Remote Sensing of Earth academy Copernic…

Anastasiia Kovalchuk

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Lviv, Ukraine
Anastasiia Kovalchuk is currently studying International Relations, Public Communication and Regional Studies in Lviv Polytechnic National University. Since 2018 she has participated in more than 10 Ukrainian and international scientific conferences. Nowadays she continue to conduct researches, which are mainly concentrated on democratic transformations and peculiarities of cultural cooperations between Ukraine and the European Union member-states. In 2019-2020 Anastasiia organized a set of local informal concerts, which aimed to promote unknown musicians and exchange cultural experience as well as spread cultural awareness of students in Lviv. In 2020-2021 she volunteered as an English …

Daryna Lynnyk

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Ukraine, Vatutine
Daryna Lynnyk is a high school student, who study languages and history deeply. Daryna organised 5 different projects in her local community in such topics as ecology, feminism and media literacy. So, it’s not surprising, that she became the president of the league of high school students of Cherkasy region in May 2021. Also, Daryna makes research work about symbols of Trypillian culture. Her mission is to create a successful Ukraine with a strong civil society and balanced branches of authority. That is why she is interested in doing projects with and for young people.

Vladyslava Vertogradska

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Vladyslava Vertogradska is a 4th year student studying Contemporary Communication at LCC International University (Klaipeda, Lithuania). Vladyslava has been always active in student life as she was a Marketing Director in Student Council, one of the Core-Organizers on Communications, Editorial and Marketing for TEDxLCCUniversity, and an Art/Design Editor in student literary and art journal “Calliope”. Currently, she is also a Communications Leader in Thought For Food and an ENGin Volunteer.

Nataliia Yaroshenko

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Sumy, Ukraine
Nataliia Yaroshenko is currently a PhD student in the field of ecology working with the plant population analysis. She holds a bachelor degree in Biology, Master’s in ecology (Cherkasy National University named after B. Khmelnytskyi) and a bachelor degree in Foreign languages teaching (English and Spanish). In 2016 Nataliia was honored to complete the Study of US Institutes program (Environmental issues, the University of Oregon, the USA) and won the CAPSTONE project award in 2017. Nataliia is an active volunteer in local initiatives and participant of the Erasmus+ youth exchanges and training courses with the experience of coaching the sessions about human rights, sustainability and soc…

Veronika Lekhovych

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Lviv, Ukraine
Veronika Lekhovych is a girl from the small Ukrainian town. She is a president of the school self-government and town students parliament. Her main goal is to support Ukrainian youth from the small towns and to show them many opportunities, that she found once. Veronika wants to develop herself and the people around her. Her mission is to create a successful Ukraine with a strong civil society and balanced branches of authority. That is why she is interested in doing projects with and for young people. 

Dmytro Mamaiev

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Italy, Ravenna
Dmytro Mamaiev recently graduated University of Bologna and studied there MA in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage. Dmytro holds a bachelor degree in International Information from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2017 Dmytro was nominated by opportunity of carrying out internship at the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany. 2018 – at the Ukrainian Parliament, respectively. Currently he is working as a civil servant at the immigration office of the Ravenna municipality in Italy.

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