Alumni Highlights

Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Moldova | Montenegro | Russia | Serbia | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | Uzbekistan

Armenia

Victoria Aleksanyan ’04 (Yerevan) is fundraising to film a movie called Eclipse.

Shushanna Arakelyan ’15 has been accepted to the Erasmus+ Mobility Program and will begin the program in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Arman Asryan ’11 started an Armenian Dancing club in Beijing with the cooperation of China’s Armenian Student Union and the Armenian Embassy in China.

Narek Bakhtamyan ’04 (Yerevan) co-founded the Kond House Hostel.

Aram Dadayan ’08 (Yerevan) started a new position as MI and Planning and Group Reporting Manager at HSBC Bank Armenia.

Lilit Dallakyan ’16 (Vanadzor) is the Entrepreneurial Assistant at SmartGate Venture Capital.

Elen Davtyan ’14 (Yerevan) is a Digital Marketing Specialist at IBS Consulting.

Siranoush Gevorgyan ’01 (Gyumri) received the Reporter of the Year award at the annual Anti-Corruption Award Ceremony sponsored by the European Union.

Irina Ghaplanyan ’99 (Yerevan) currently lives in the U.S. and is supporting her husband’s campaign for Congress in Illinois’s 12th District. She also recently published the book Post-Soviet Armenia: The New National Elite and the New National Narrative (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies).

Anahit Ghazaryan ’15 (Yerevan) will work in the Grants Department at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan.

Andranik Gomtsyan ’01 is the Retail Banking Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HSBC Bank Armenia.

Gurgen Hakobyan ’94 (Yerevan) opened a new member office of Grant Thornton Auditing Organization in Mongolia.

Eduard Hovhannisyan ’15 (Kapan) and Lia Yeghoyants ’14 (Yerevan) organized a fundraising concert called “Armenian Colours” at American University of Armenia as members of the student council. The event featured Anushik Hovsepyan, a talented 10-year-old girl from a vulnerable economic group who plays 15 musical instruments.

Rima Marutyan ’02 participated in the Changes in Tax Legislation workshop of the Republic of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee Training Center.

Shahen Mailyan ’11 received the Presidential Award for the “Best IT Master’s Student of 2017.”

Diana Mayilyan ’16 (Vanadzor) started her semester in the scope of Erasmus+ project at the University of Valencia studying Economics.

Arus Melkonyan ’17 (Vanadzor) started an internship at American Councils Armenia under the supervision of the FLEX Alumni Coordinator.

Anna Mnatsakanyan ’07 started working as a Public Relations Strategist at iNexxus Marketing and Advertising Agency.

Sona Rushanyan ’08 (Gyumri) was promoted to senior analyst at ARM Swiss Bank CJSC.

Armen Sahakyan ’09 received the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention (ATOP) Award during a UN Day Celebration event featuring past and current UN dignitaries as well as other distinguished guests and honorees.

Shushan Sahakyan ’14 (Yerevan) studies at Lisbon University in the Department of Computational Science with the Erasmus + project.

Lusine Sargsyan ’00 (Yerevan) was accepted to a YES Armenia program organized by the Armenian government and the European Union. As part of the project she will complete an internship at a government ministry.

Mari Sevoyan ’14 started a new graphic novel project in The Bridge Newspaper of the American University of Armenia called Zabel, which covers life in Armenia and the American University.

Hovhannes Stepanyan ’97 (Yerevan) was an honorary speaker at the Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) conference.

Kristine Stepanyan ‘14 (Goris) became a Counselor at the Aghunik Development Center NGO, which focuses on the social, economic, educational development and personal development of its participants.

Anna Vardanyan ’02 (Yerevan) became an Associate of Tax Operations at Goldman Sachs.

Anna Vardanyants ’06 started working at Microsoft Armenia as a Small and Medium Territory Channel Manager.

Yurik Yolyan ’17, Anzhelika Harutyunyan ’17, Susanna Avagyan ’17, Lilit Nalbandyan ’17, Vrezh Mikayelyan ’17, Yeva Gasparyan ’17, Armine Gasparyan ’16, Shushan Ghandilyan ’17, Gurgen Khasapetyan ’13, Khanoum Gevorgyan ’16 and Anush Arsenyan ’17 have been selected as City and University representatives in their communities.

Azerbaijan 

Turan Aghabayli ’13 (Ganja) became an event coordinator for the EducationUSA Competitive College Club.

Javid Ibrahimov ’17 (Baku) is the conversation leader at Barratson Language and Testing Center.

Madina Mammadova ’13 (Ganja) was selected to be a Young European Ambassador for the European Union Neighbors East Project. In this role she will network with young people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, and Belarus.

Laman Mammadova ’17(Mingechevir) was accepted to Riga Technology University in Latvia. She will be majoring computer science and technology.

Elmir Mukhtarov ’15 (Sheki) started an internship at the Center for Economic and Social Development in Baku. The Center for Economic and Social Development is a leading independent economic think-tank in Azerbaijan; its mission is to promote research and analysis of socio-economic issues in order to positively influence the public policy decision-making process.

Aytak Rahimli ’15 started an internship at the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Azerbaijan Republic, where she is working in the International Relations department.

Estonia

Kabi Kreisman ’17 (Kivioli) presented her school, Kivioli I Keskkool, at the Festival of Education.

Elis Ounapuu ’17 (Polva) was accepted to attend the Future We Want training course in Maderia, Portugal. After this workshop, Elis will plan projects that she wants to implement in Estonia associated with global education.

Georgia

Nana Chigoga ’14 (Akhatsikhe) is a Project Assistant at the Regional Office of the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation.

Shalva Chonishvili ’16 (Kutaisi) is a new member of the AIESEC chapter in Georgia and will serve as one of the organizers for the upcoming AIESEC Conference in January.

Goga Daraselia ’16 (Zugdidi) was chosen to participate in the European Voluntary Service program and he will work at a youth center in Italy.

Tina Dolbaia ’12 (Tbilisi), Gvantsa Dolbaia ’17 (Tbilisi), and Elene Minashvili ’12 (Tbilisi) assisted in organizing the 86th International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Tbilisi.

Lili Gabadadze ’17 (Tkibuli), Giorgi Esaiashvili ’17 (Sagarejo) Leyla Esoyan ’17 (Ninotsminda), Davit Jintcharadze ’17 (Batumi), Giorgi Kakabadze ’17 (Tkibuli), Ani Kakhidze ’17 (Tkibuli), and Natia Lomidze ’17 (Akhatsikhe) were chosen as FLEX City Representatives in Georgia for 2017-2018.

Esma Gumberidze ’13 (Tbilisi) was appointed as a member of the Council on the Monitoring, implementation, and Dissemination of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) existing on the base of Ombudsman of Georgia. She also became a Project Coordinator at Accessible Environment for Everyone, an NGO working on the rights of people with disabilities.

Mariami Jgushia ’15 (Tbilisi) is the Social Media Content Manager at Adjarabet.com.

Giorgi Kakabadze ’17 (Tkibuli) started an internship with the Equality Movement Office in Georgia.

Luka Kodua ’11 (Tbilisi) passed the Georgian law bar exam in civil and administrative law.

Lela Okromelidze ’11 (Akhaltsikhe) successfully completed the Media Observation Internship at the Mayo Clinic’s Florida Campus in the department of Diagnostic Radiology.

 

Kazakhstan

Diyar Akhmetov ’13 (Karaganda) is an actor with the Nazarbayev University Theatre and Drama Club and played Friar Lawrence in the most recent musical.
Maulen Akhmetov ’14 (Karaganda) was a speaker at the Social Good Summit organized by the United Nations Development Program.

Marzhan Alpysbayeva ’15 (Astana) organized an AIESEC Reunion Networking Event for over 70 participants on October 29.
Alima Bazarbayeva ’17 (Karaganda), Tatyana Bon ’17 (Karaganda), and Yana Veytsman ’17 (Karaganda) received letters of gratitude for volunteering at a local nursing home.

Aknur Berdigulova ’14 (Karaganda) was nominated by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan to participate in the International Visiting Leadership Program (IVLP) On Demand Program in Washington, DC, where she learned how to develop U.S. Government Alumni Associations.

Marina Berdikhanova ’17 (Aktau) volunteers at a school for children with special needs.

Darina Ilyina ’17 (Taldykorgan) was named City Representative of the Month in October by the FLEX Alumni program.
Tatyana Bon ’17 was interviewed by a local newspaper in Shakhtisk about her FLEX exchange year.
Aygerim Kagarmanova ’10, Aynur Kagarmanova’12, and Assel Uvaliyeva’12 made the Dean’s List at their respective schools at Nazarbayev University.

Aigerim Kagarmanova ’10 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) started a book club that focuses on personal development.

Azhar Kaptagayeva’17 (Astana) became an Intern at the SUN organization for kids with Down syndrome.

Aizhan Kapysheva ’10 (Kokshetau) is taking part in an internship at the Human Rights Watch in New York City.

Zhibek Karamanova ’03 (Almaty) led a session at the Worldwide InvestPro Conference. The conference is devoted to international investment, finance, wealth management and asset protection, and building global business structures.

Aygul Makhambetzhan ’12(Kyzyl-Orda) and her colleagues successfully organized the TEDxAbayStWomen in Almaty city.
Aliya Matayeva ’09 (Almaty) won the 2017 Deal Advisory Innovation Competition held by KPMG Russia and CIS.

Saltanat Muratova ’17 (Shymkent) placed second at the Rapid Games (15 minutes+10 seconds) Chess Tournament, otherwise known as The Almaty Silver Samovar.
Madina Rakhimzhanova ’14 (Petropavlovsk) started her own business and opened a retro clothing shop in Almaty called Devour.

Anastasiya Skoptsova ’17 (Kapshagay) and her cheerleading team won the Euro-Asia Cheerleading Championship.
Ulperzent Zhanibek ’17 was accepted to the United World College in Singapore.

Kyrgyzstan

Gulnura Abdumanapova ’11 (Jalalabad), Malike Alenova ’15 (Jalalabad), Ayana Alieva ’13 (Bishkek), Duishogul Duishonbi kyzy ’16 (Naryn), Zhibek Kamalbek kyzy ’14 (Jalalabad), Yrysgul Kerimbekova ’13 (Jalalabad), Didana Suseeva ’15 (Karakol), and Takhmina Zakirova ’13 (Karakol) participated in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia in October. The international event, organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), included 30,000 participants from more than 180 countries.

Nursultan Abilov ’13 (Naryn) represented Kyrgyzstan at Asia’s Got Talent as a member of the ADEM Dance Crew. The team became semi-finalists of this popular program show.

Cholpon Bolotova ’17 (Jalalabad) received a Certificate of Appreciation from United Nations’ Office in Kyrgyzstan for being a trainer and a volunteer.

Nurzhamal Dzhanibekova ’16 (Bishkek), Azat Ruziev ’14 (Bishkek), and Azat Toroev ’14 (Bishkek) participated in the Go Viral Tour for international journalists organized by U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Press Centers. Read more about their exchange here:  https://www.americancouncils.org/news/flex-alumni-go-viral

Ekaterina Konkina ’17 (Kant) participated in the scientific conference, Holidays in Kyrgyzstan. The aim of the conference was to simulate the work of the political system of Kyrgyz Republic by examining the relevance of public holidays.  The participants proposed to discuss alternative holidays, assessed the political, cultural, social and economic significance. Representatives of the Supreme Councils including Jogorku Kenesh were the experts of this conference.

Meerim Kubatova ’17 (Kyzyl-Kiya) is a player on the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University’s Girls’ University basketball team.

Eleonora Kyrbieva ’17 (Karakol) became a member of the Student Council at the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University for which she will be responsible for the social events department.

Sevarakhon Tadzhibaeva ’15 (Jalalabad) was elected to be a Student Senator at the American University of Central Asia.

Erzhan Zakirov ’16 (Karakol) participated in the Asia Youth International Model United Nations Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Anastasiia Zemlianskaia ’17 (Bishkek) is a member of the Student Council at the Tourism Academy.

Latvia

Georgs Barda ’17 (Jurmala) was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017 out of 169 nominees worldwide.

Paula Kellija ’17 (Riga), Linda Novika ’17 (Riga), and Silva Bisofa ’17 (Liepaja) were selected to participate in the Junior Achievement-Latvia Leadership Conference.

Lithuania

Rugilė Bareišaitė ‘17 (Kaunas) participated in the 5th National Selection Conference of European Youth Parliament Lithuania and the 9th National Selection Conference of European Youth Parliament Belarus.  She also participated in a Model United Nations Training Conference where she represented the country of Poland.

Domantė Buinevičiūtė ’17 (Kaunas) competed in the final round of the Kings English Language Competition and participated in the SKILLZ street dance studio 2vs2 semi-final battles where she placed third.

Rugilė Krikščiūnaitė ’17 (Klaipėda) was selected to participate in a regional artistic English reading competition.

Aida Mažytė ’17 (Vilnius) participated in the Global Leadership Conference to develop project management skills.

Santa Minkštimaitė ‘17 (Kaunas) participated in a Debate Tournament at the Stockholm School of Economics. The competition included 83 participating teams and Santa’s team was among the top 5 winning teams.
Justė Viltrakytė‘17 (Klaipėda) competed in the final round of Kings English Language Competition.
Paulius Zasčiurinskas ’17 (Kaunas) volunteered as a children‘s volleyball coach.

Moldova

 

Stella Botan ’05 (Orhei) was invited to sing at the National Wine Day celebration at the Mimi Castle, a famous tourist destination in Anenii Noi.

Sergei Cashu ‘99 (Cahul) recently visited countries in Asia in order to meet organizations who help developing countries to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and eradicate extreme poverty in emerging economies.

Ruxanda Cheibas ‘11 (Chisinau) and Marina Cuzminschi ’13 received the Best Student Award during the Gala of Moldovan Students Studying Abroad, supported by the Government of the Republic of Moldova.

Eduard Ciobanu ‘17 (Causeni) was selected as the FLEX City Representative by the FLEX Alumni program of the month for his achievements and alumni activities during November.

Vlad Ciuperca ‘13 (Ungheni) received an Erasmus + scholarship to study for one semester at the International Business School (IBS) in Budapest.

Dumitrita Cucerenco ’17 (Balti) was one of 40 teenagers selected to represent Moldova in a cultural exchange program focused on discrimination and multiculturalism in Trogen, Switzerland in October.

Nicoleta Dvornicov ’11 (Calarasi) published a book entitled Lost in Transitions, available on Amazon.com.  The book is a tribute to her mother who passed away, and includes 50 stories which reflect the loss of a loved one.

Ana Indoitu ’11 (Anenii Noi) participated as the Vice President of the National Youth Council of Moldova at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tallinn, Estonia.  The event established a dialogue between the EU bodies and non-governmental organizations from six Eastern European countries. Ana’s role was to promote youth policy development, youth employability, and entrepreneurship.

Iuliana Juscov ’13 (Calarasi) was selected to be part of the volunteering team at the Romanian Business Leaders’ Summit in Cluj, which gathered around 200 entrepreneurs, managers, and successful leaders from Romania and the region.
Victoria Lungu ‘13 (Chisinau) received the Best Alumni Award 2017 at the Alumni Congress, organized every year by the Creative Development Association with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Moldova.

Maria Mocanu ‘13 (Cimislia) was accepted as a fulltime student to the Bachelor Free Mover Programme at the Norwegian Business School. She will spend the spring semester in 2018 in Norway as an exchange student.

Madalina Tricolici ‘17 (Colibasi) placed fourth at the National English SKOLAR contest organized by Excel Moldova, an International Education Consulting office.

Alexandru Vlad Murzac ’17 (Chisinau) served as a judge at the Friendly Debate organized by the Local Debate Club in Magdacesti.

Montenegro

Dina Abazovic ’15 (Bar) took part in the economic conference entitled, Challenges on the Road to the European Union, which was organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro and supported by the government of Montenegro. Dina had an opportunity to pitch her business idea that is connected to social entrepreneurship in front of companies such as Erste Bank, Sparkasse Bank, CocaCola HBC, Telemach, and Microsoft. Her idea was initially developed at the StartQube Social Entrepreneurship Workshop in Macedonia in 2017, a workshop administered by American Councils.

Dina Abazovic ’15 (Bar) participated in a lecture by Professor Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, President of the World’s Sustainable Development Forum and a 2007 Peace Nobel prize winner. This lecture took place at the University of Donja Gorica where Dina discussed global warming issues with the professor.

Bora Bojaj ’16 (Tuzi) is a student at Polis University in Tirana, Albania in the Department of Architecture.

Milica Bozovic ’17 (Podgorica) attended the 15th International Youth Conference in Krusevo, Macedonia. The alumna also participated in the Podgorica Marathon 2017 in Podgorica, Montenegro. She ran a half marathon, inspired by her new running hobby, which began during her exchange year.

Neda Bulatovic ’17 (Podgorica) attended the Development Support for Youth Entrepreneurship Conference with her economics professor and the principal of the school.  At the event, the alumna won the award for Best Youth Firm in Training based on their international and national successes.

Marko Delic ’13 (Niksic) was featured in the national news outlet Vijesti for his academic success at Eastern Michigan University.

Marko Delic ‘12 (Niksic) accepted an offer to pursue a Master’s degree at Eastern Michigan University where he will also serve as a Graduate Assistant for Academic Success.

Sara Dubljevic ’16 (Niksic) is an English Teacher with BIBO International.

Tamara Kadovic ’15 (Bijelo Polje) attended the Mostar Film Festival where a film she produced was shown in the student category.

Hana Lluka ’17 (Tuzi) attended the UpShift 2017 workshop organized by Kreaktivacija. In this workshop participants discussed ways to make their communities more involved through volunteerism.

Nina Loncarevic ’12 (Podgorica) won the Social Impact Award Montenegro 2017, for which she received funding to implement her social project Igla & Konac.

Jelena Minic ’11 (Bijelo Polje) organized a project with the student association from the Department of Medicine in Montenegro. This project was aimed to help children with disabilities.

Uros Pajovic ’17 (Bar) served as a volunteer coordinator for two food drives with Red Cross in Bar.

Stefan Raicevic ‘12 (Bar) represented Montenegro at the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia. Stefan was selected among more than 150 applicants from Montenegro.  The international event, organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), included 30,000 participants from more than 180 countries.

Stefan Raicevic ‘12 (Bar) participated in the regional Big Deal competition in Slovenia. Big Deal is Merger and Acquisition simulation organized by the Top Tier Legal Adriatic, an organization of the most successful law offices from the region. Stefan represented the University of Belgrade and his team placed 3rd in overall ranking. As the best presenter, Stefan received a job offer, after graduation, from Jankovic, Popovic & Mitic, a leading law office in Serbia.  Additionally, the alumnus developed the Coffee with Youth initiative in Nis, where participants receive personal assistance with writing CVs, biographies, and motivation letters as well as learning about public speaking, elevator pitches, and other valuable professional skills from mentors.
Andrea Saric ’17 (Bijelo Polje) was selected to be a participant at the Refugee Panorama Compass Workshop in Budapest, Hungary.

Vuk Vukovic ’12 (Podgorica) was featured in Montenegro Magazine for his educational pursuits at New York University in Abu Dhabi, where he is a student of History of Art and Cinematography.

Poland

Zhanna Sirkovych ‘14 (Warsaw) will spend a semester studying at the Coventry University in the United Kingdom with the Erasmus + program.

Anastasiya Veretynska ‘15 (Warsaw) represented Poland in the Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, the topic of which was Future Energy.

Romania

Dorotheea Arustei ‘17 (Iasi) placed third at an international music interpretation competition where she played the oboe.  As a member of her woodwind quintet, they placed third.

Irina Novac ‘17 (Adjud) was elected as the student body president of her high school for the 2017-2018 term.  She was also named as the City Representative of the Month for October by the FLEX Alumni program.

 

Russia

Andrey Bayev ’12 (Arkhangelsk), the Head of Marketing at Sixhands Apps, is starting a masters’ program at St. Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management.

Yekaterina Borodina ’14 (Izhevsk) was admitted to Skema Business School in France to study Digital Marketing.
Igor Chelotkanov ’03 (Sterlitamak) spoke as a key note speaker at Russian Internet Week 2017.

Kamilla Chuvashayeva ’15 (Ishimbay) studies Cyber Security at St. Petersburg Polytechnical University.

Kamila Danilova ’11 (Ufa) will begin the Mod’Art International MBA program entitled Managing Fashion and Luxury Goods.

Polina Dokolina ’14 (Volgograd) successfully completed an internship with a law firm in Denver, CO this summer.

Yulia Dragunova ’12 (Samara) was accepted to the Russia-U.S. Legal Education Foundation (RUSLEF) Fellowship.

Sergey Duvanov ’04 (Ulan-Ude) works at Expedia, Inc.

Yelizaveta Gaponova ’12 (Tyumen) will spend her summer volunteering on a farm in France to learn French.  In return she will provide yoga classes to the community.

Anna Gorina ’15 (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy) volunteered at the St. Petersburg Latin America Forum.

Mariya Kondratyuk ’96 (St. Petersburg) founded the company Communications Bureau.

 

Yuriy Konstantinov ’12 (Kingisepp) began a master’s in public management at St. Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management.

Alex Kostin ‘08 (Perm) is the head of one of the largest medical professional social networks in Russia.

Olga Lemeshko ’97 (Moscow) works for a Swiss independent Asset Manager developing Russian business.

Anton Meshkov ’13 (St. Petersburg) is interning at the State Hermitage Museum.

Asiya Mukhamedzyanova ’14 (Kazan) is a copywriter for a tourist blog.

Nelli Mukhametshina ’13 (Ufa) is interning at the Ministry of Sports, having previously served as a hostess for the 2017 Student Show at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

Nikita Osiev ‘15 (Ukhta) and his band participated in an international music festival.

Alexandra Panarina ’15 (Moscow) became a research scientist for a project at the Higher School of Economics.

Nataliya Pavlova ’12 (Cheboksary) is a Senator’s assistant.

Kirill Perekhoda ’15 (Yekaterinburg) attended the Crypto Space Conference and interviewed many notable people from the crypto community.
Aleksey Romanov ’96 (Kaluga) assisted in the registration of the non-profit IGO with the United Nations.

Marina Samolyuk ’15 (Tomsk) attended a program financed by a Polish foundation to study Polish-Russian relations in Poland for two weeks in November 2017.

Ildar Shakirov ’11 (Kazan) started an entrepreneurial venture in the field of cryptocurrency.

Lev Shishov ’03 (St. Petersburg) completed the first milestones in building a dancer and event organizer network among the northern cities in Russia and Scandinavia.

Anastasiya Shurpitskaya ’13 (St. Petersburg) participated in the Media Operations Volunteers team for the 2017 Confederations Cup.  She is responsible for developing a civic education project.

Mariya Sokhina ’15 (Petrozavodsk) was accepted to Moscow State Pedagogical University. She served as a volunteer at World Festival of Youth and Students and supervised a group of 25 volunteers during the opening and closing ceremonies.

Darya Sukhova ’15 (St. Petersburg) became one of the first blind persons in Russia to take the TOEFL.

Manana Tedeyeva ’15 (St. Petersburg) worked at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly.

Timur Timurshin ’97 (Kazan) started working at a large IT company.

Ilya Tolmachev ’13 (Omsk) was a finalist at the Moscow Debate Championship.

Anna Tonkikh ’09 (Orenburg) was offered a job at an American Bank.

Yelena Yerokhina ’99 (Vyborg) finished a large-scale educational project for school children from all over the country.

Yekaterina Yerygina ’14 (Nizhniy Novgorod) is an intern at Look at Media.

Serbia

Dusan Bogicevic ’11 (Niš) was elected to be a member of the Constitution Credential Committee at the International Federation of Medical Students Associations Serbia General Assembly. The three-member-committee ensures the assembly and members follow the Constitution and Bylaws of the organization.

Maja Brkljac ’13, Nevena Djakovic ’11 and Veljko Ristic ’14 (Belgrade) attended a reception held at the Palace of Serbia, celebrating the 65th anniversary of the United Nations in Serbia.
Maja Brkljac ’13 (Belgrade) teaches English to elementary school children at the Center for Talented Children.

Jug Djordjevic ’11 (Vranje) is the assistant to the Director at the National Theatre of Serbia for the play Kingdom of Heaven- Epica Balkanica.

Petar Dordevic ‘12 (Leskovac) enrolled in a master’s degree course for General Mathematics at the Department of Science and Mathematics in Nis, Serbia.

Ana Janosev ’09 (Belgrade) was selected as a representative of Serbia at the Telenor Youth Forum.

Andjela Kojanic ’13 (Lapovo) received an annual award from the Department of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade for being ranked in the top one percent of her class.

Martina Krstic ‘17 (Nis) completed a training for BIBO Global and now works as an online English teacher.

Jelena Pejcic ’14 (Leskovac) was featured in the BLIC Newspaper for taking part in a blood drive at her university. The article can be found here.

Dina Piponski ‘17 (Belgrade) was accepted to participate in a two-week international exchange program in March 2018, for which she will travel to Italy and then host an Italian exchange student.

Marija Stojanovic ’17 (Smederevo) attended a workshop organized by the Institute of Biological Research, Sinisa Stankovic, that focused on the biomonitoring of surface waters.

Tajikistan

Khayom Kulobiev ’07 (Kulob) received a scholarship through the Erasmus Mundus program to pursue a master’s degree in Economic Policies in the age of Globalization in Paris and Berlin.
Abdulvahobi Muminjoniyon ’09 (Dushanbe) ran in the 36th, 38th, and 39th Istanbul Vodafone Marathons, where participants run across the bridge connecting Europe to Asia.

Nushofarin Noziri ’09 (Dushanbe) completed a master’s degree at Bristol University with a Chievining Scholarship provided by the United Kingdom.

Firuz Yogbekov ’15 (Hisor) participated in the OSCE youth training for strategic planning in Kyrgyzstan.

Turkmenistan

Guljemal Aitgeldiyeva ’17 (Dashoguz) placed second at the Berkarar döwletiň zehinli yaşlary English language competition.

Ilona Avanesova ’11 (Turkmenabat) graduated from Volgograd State University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Linguistics. She is now a teacher of English at the Volgograd Language Link center.

Alisher Baltayev ’10 (Turkmenabat) participated in professional development trainings organized by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).

Ayna Durdyyeva ’16 (Dashoguz) enrolled in the University of Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland with a full scholarship to study computer science/IT.

Aygul Gara Dashly ’11 (Ashgabat) was hired as an Information Assistant at the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan.

Nargilya Gasanova ’08 (Ashgabat) successfully completed a Chevning Scholarship and received a master’s degree in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London.

Serdar Gayipov ’17 (Mary) won her school’s English-language Olympiada.

Jennet Gurdova ’17 (Balkanabat) received the FLEX Appreciation Award in recognition of her hard work and effort promoting volunteerism in the Turkmenistan by the FLEX Alumni Community in Turkmenistan.

Lachyn Italmazova ’09 (Turkmenabat) graduated from the University of Greenwich in London.

Guljemal Jepbarova ‘17 (Bayramali) placed second at the Talented Youth of Turkmenistan State Competition and placed second in the English language competition.

Munira Jorayeva ’17 (Turkmenabat) won the English Language Olympiada among her school’s 11th graders.

Aylar Mamedmuradova ’12 (Ashgabat) was hired as a FLEX Intern at American Councils for International Education.

Yulduz Matyakubova ’17 (Dashoguz) assists with the Undergraduate Cohort Advising program, where he advises high school students who want to be strong applicants to U.S. colleges and universities.

Yulduz Matyakubova  ’17 (Dashoguz) placed third at the English Language Olympiada among her school’s 11th graders.

Mahri Matyakubova ’16 (S. Nyyazov etrap) won the English Language Olympiad among Olympiada among her school’s 11th graders.

Dilafruz Mengeliyeva ’17 (Dashoguz) hosted a Christmas Celebration at School #25 for teachers from all over the Dashoguz region, Dashoguz Education Department Representatives, and American Corner staff.  She also placed second at the English Language Olympiada among her school’s 11th graders.

Kervenmurat Muradov ’17 (Ashgabat) won the city-wide Berkarar döwletiň zehinli yaşlary English language competition among high school students.  The alumnus also received the FLEX Appreciation Award in recognition of his hard work and effort promoting volunteerism in Turkmenistan from the FLEX Alumni Community in Turkmenistan.

Eziz Nurmamedov ‘17 (GRES) placed second at the regional level of the Talented Youth of Turkmenistan State Competition.  He also placed second at his school’s English-language Olympiad.

Shatlyk Nurmyradov ’15 (Dashoguz) won the Geography Olympiada for 11th graders.

Shatlyk Penayev ’13 (Mary) placed second at the English-language Olympiada among university students.

Meylis Rahmanov ’15 (Turkmenabat) successfully completed the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program.

Gulnar Resulkulyyeva ’14 (Turkmenabat) was elected class president at the Moscow Aviation Institute.

Atabek Rozmetov ’07 (Dashoguz) represented the Institute of World Languages named after D. Azadi in the United Nations Debate Cup in Ashgabat. The debate focused on Turkmenistan’s development efforts.

Kumushay Rustamova ’14 (Turkmenabat) is a volunteer for the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) in 2018.

Aknur Saparova ’12 (Dashoguz) was hired as an English Teacher at Secondary School #12 in Dashoguz.

Anahan Seytmedova ’08  (Dashoguz) was selected to participate in the World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 that took place in Moscow and Sochi, Russia.

Nasiba Sharipova ’16 (Turkmenabat) received a full scholarship from Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Nasiba Sharipova ’16 (Turkmenabat) leads English classes for students from Albania and Turkey for the Sefir-i Alem Organization in Istanbul.

Tatyana Trufanova ’14 (Turkmenabat) was accepted to Pratt Community College for the fall semester of 2018. She will be applying for a Top-Up Scholarship as well.

Selbi Veliyeva ‘16 (Mary) won the regional competition of the Talented Youth of Turkmenistan State. She also won her school’s Olympiada of English language.

Arazgul Yagoshygeldiyeva ’15 (Dashoguz) won the English language Olympiada for first year students at Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly.

 

Ukraine

Ilona Azhymova ’15 (Lviv) is the Sales Manager at the software development company Brainence.

Anastasiya Belinska ‘17 (Shepetivka) participated in the All-Ukrainian Tournament for Young Economists as a representative of her city.

Diana Blotnytska `17 (Chornomorsk) and Yuliya Dyeryuhina `17 (Chornomorsk) took part in an English Language Contest in their hometown, Chernomorsk, and placed first and third respectively.

Bohdana Perevizhnyk ’11 (Ternopil) served as a mentor at the Eastern Europe FLEX Ability Workshop 2017.

Mariya Bokovnya ‘17 and Viktoriya Popovych ‘17 (Cherkasy) organized a DECA Idea Challenge competition at their school.

Mariya Bokovnya ‘17 (Cherkasy) placed 3rd in the city level and qualified for the next round of the competition for the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She was also elected school president.

Hanna Bondarenko ’12 (Odesa) and Mariya Donets ’15 (Odesa) opened the headquarters for their NGO Ukrainian Volunteer Service.

Olha Dolinska ‘17 (Khmelnytskyy) participated in the City Brain Ring competition between high schools.  She also placed second at the English City Olympiad.

Mariya Donets ’15 (Odesa) took part in the Erasmus+ Youth Exchange Intercultural Learning through Sports and Outdoor Activities program in Cyprus.

Stefaniya Fastovets ’17 (Poltava) joined the AIEISEC students’ organization in Poltava city.

Roman Fishchuk ’04 (Ivano-Frankivsk) was promoted to the position of head of the Clinical Trials Department at the Central City Clinical Hospital.

Olena Herych ’13 (Novyy Rozdil) is a Project Manager at the IT company Botscrew.

Alisa Hryhorovych ’17 (Odesa) led an academic team of six from the Intellectual Club of Odesa to win at the city-level tournament after two months of weekly trainings.

Darya Kazymyr ’17 (Mykolayiv) won the City and Regional Olympiada of the Geography Debates. She also appeared on the Mykolayiv TV show “New Day” where she represented FLEX Alumni community in Mykolayiv and talked about the celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. and in Ukraine.

Darya Kazymyr ’17 (Mykolayiv) won and Mariya Malko’16 (Mykolayiv) placed second at the Mykolayiv Regional Olympiad.

Valeriya Kharchenko ’17 (Enerhodar) and Vadym Pidoshva ’17 (Enerhodar) placed 1st and 2nd at the City English Olympiad.
Kateryna Kharenko ’09 (Doslidnytske) participated in the brand video created by McKinsey & Company, which can be found here.
Alina Kolpakova ‘17 (Kremenchuk) was selected to participate in the Indie Media Camp in Muschun, Kyiv region. She was one of six students selected to represent her town out of approximately thirty applicants.
Anzhelika Korolova ‘17 (Khmelnytskyy) placed third in the City Olympiada of History and second the City Olympiada of English.
Olena Kozyr ’16 (Kyiv) volunteered at the organization Innovate Now-Canada.
Kateryna Kulyk ’05 (Vinnytsya) won the National Novel Writing contest hosted by NaNoWriMo. Nina Kurochka ’17 (Poltava) participated in a fashion show for Ukrainian designer Tatiana Moskivetz.
Yuliya Lukashenko ’11 (Chernihiv) is a Social Media & PR Manager at Orangerie Advertising in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Anastasiya Malenko’17 (Cherkasy) placed second at the Ukrainian Language and Literature Olympiada.
Polina Masyuk ‘17 (Cherkasy) participated in two City Debate Tournaments and received first place in the City Olympiada of Law. In addition, she conducted lessons as part of the UNICEF’s World’s Largest Lesson.
Viktoria Milyar ’13 (Kolomyya) attended the Summit of iGaming in Malta.
Artem Musyalo ’11 (Chervonohrad) became a Merchandising Intern for Women’s Leather Goods EMEA at Louis Vuitton.
Olha Muzychenko ’10 (Zaporizhzhya) was promoted to the position of Mobile Apps Consultant at Google.  Earlier in October 2017, she was interviewed about her professional career in an article that can be found here.
Pavlo Odnonozdryev ’17 (Dnipropetrovsk) will serve as the head of the Media Team at the Trier Regional Session of the European Youth Parliament in Germany, which will take place on April 4-8th.
Iryna Olshanska ’10 (Illichivsk) is a Cargo Data Analyst at Finnair airline.
Roman Polishchuk ’13 (Kovel) is a Business Analyst at QuintaGroup.
Anastasiia Ponomarenko ’15 (Mariupol) received an Erasmus+ scholarship to study for a semester at the University of Groningen Department of Economics and International Business in the Netherlands.
Anna Pustovoyt ’16 (Kyiv) is an Eastern Europe Regional Representative for the Working Group at the AIDS 2018 National Conference. Anna will act as a liaison between AIDS 2018 and her region’s wider community, identify potential programming ideas and initiatives as well as develop criteria and assist with the selection process of applicants.
Anastasiya Rohova ’16 (Khmelnytskyy) volunteered at the Youth Generation conference in the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Olena Serpukhovitina ’09 (Kyiv) was promoted to the Associate position at Baker McKenzie, a prominent law firm.
Anastasiya Tokar’17 (Poltava) was the Head Organizer of a European Youth Parliament Weekend in Poltava.
Mykola Tymkiv ’08 (Kalush) ran in the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon.
Illya Udovychenko ’13 (Kyiv) founded the NGO In.UA, aimed at integrating Ukrainian civic society.
Anhelina Vaskovska ’16 (Myrhorod) was named one of the top ten graduates of Ukraine. She was also chosen as “Person of the Year” in the city of Myrhorod and the article of the success can be found here.
Yuliia Vavryshchuk ’12 (Kovel) took part in the Erasmus+ Youth Exchange From Home to Home program on the refugee crisis.
Nadiya Vivchar ’15 (Uhryn) received the Study Tours to Poland scholarship to visit Poland for a cultural exchange between students of Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, and Russia.
Anastasia Voropayeva `17 (Odesa) was accepted to St. Charles Community College in Missouri, U.S.
Sofya Yakovleva ’13 (Oleksandriya) received a scholarship from the Swedish Institute (SI) to go on a week-long educational trip to Stockholm, Sweden.
Maryna Yankovska ‘17 (Starokostyantyniv) won the city-wide English Language Olympiada.
Anzhelika Yasyshena ’14 (Vinnytsa) took part in the Autumn School of Legal Writing and Related Global Legal Skills program in Brno, Czech Republic
Oksana Znak’13 (Lviv) is a student of the Lviv Business School, majoring in Human Resources management.