Ukrainian Service Coordination Fellow
Varvara (she/her/hers) is a program officer passionate about women's rights, democratic values, and international affairs. She is currently serving as a Ukrainian Service Coordination Fellow at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), where she manages a large service coordination project focused on the Ukrainian population in New York City. This includes event planning and logistics, subcontract management, and service coordination.
In her previous role as a program fellow at Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia, Varvara planned and managed various internationally oriented virtual and in-person programs, including the International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program. Before that Varvara worked as a digital marketing analyst, an independent interpreter and translator, and a research and teaching assistant in Sociology. She has an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany), a B.A. in European Studies with a minor in Gender Studies from the University of Bremen (Germany), and an M.A. equivalent diploma in Linguistics and Translation from Orel State University (Russia). Varvara lived, studied, and worked in several countries across the globe including Russia, Nepal, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the U.S; she is fluent in Russian, English, French, and German, currently learning Spanish.
Varvara is pronounced as in Barbara with "Vs" instead of "Bs" and an emphasis on the second syllable: v-ah-r-v-AH-r-ah