Meet the ENGin Team
Our experienced and enthusiastic team consists of students and professionals located across the United States and Ukraine. Most of us have personally experienced the challenges of mastering spoken English and the life-changing opportunities that English fluency brings. We are passionate about bringing these opportunities to every motivated student who wants to improve their spoken English.
Katerina has 5+ years experience teaching English and managing online language learning programs. She has also helped launch multiple nonprofit and for-profit initiatives in the education space. She holds a Master's in Education from Harvard University.
Anya is a passionate and active participant at Erasmus+ projects and she has experience implementing her own social projects, always eager to help Ukrainian students to develop their English through ENGin and non-formal education. She’s also fluent in 5 languages and a Chinese-English-Ukrainian translator.
Nazar graduated from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland) with a bachelor's
degree in Management (specialization “Enterprise Management”). As an ENGin student himself, he's excited to work for the program to help other students achieve their language-learning goals.
Curriculum & Assessment Advisor
Daniil is a linguist and an educator whose work includes (co)authoring textbooks, award-winning research in ELT (CLIL), multiple publications, and 1k+ hours of teaching. Most recently, he has switched to research in linguistics and is currently working on problems of generative approaches to second and additive language acquisition and multilingualism.
Vasia lives in Kyiv and is studying biotechnology at Taras Shevchenko National University. He has completed courses at Samsung IT School and Prog.kiev.ua. He has over 2 years of experience in server, mobile and web development using different languages and is a cofounder and engineer in two startups.
Taya is passionate about organizing social projects on various topics and working with volunteers in NGOs. Also, conducting thought-provoking English speaking clubs gives her much pleasure. Activities dedicated to improving socially vulnerable groups' lives strike a chord with her. She is dreaming to learn social psychology one day. Taya truly believes in empathy and people's open curious mind. And she can't live without communication with people, long walks and dancing.
Chief Technical Officer
Prasanjit is a principal platform engineer with over a decade of experience in software development at companies such as Alcoa, Symantec, and, most recently, Tesla. His expereince includes programming (Python, GO) DevOps (Ansible, terraform), SRE, Linux System Administration, Kubernetes, and Openshift. Prasanjit is currently leading ENGin's development team in developing a new platform for students, volunteers, and team members.
Svitlana has been studying English since secondary school but made significant progress only during the last two years. She is a great example of the principle that speaking is the most effective way to improve skills in a foreign language. She is involved in many educational youth activities and engaged with volunteering in Ukraine's civil society. Currently, Svitlana is getting her PhD in History.
Interview Team Lead
Ernest has spent three years working at educational non-profits and striving to improve learning opportunities for Ukrainian students. He also enjoys tutoring English in his free time. He currently attends Amherst College.
Country Director, Ukraine
Mykola is engaged in different educational activities — he is a teacher, trainer, leader and a Project Coordinator of various educational programs and online courses. Especially, he’s involved in civic education and improving the digital skills of Ukrainians. He supports and implements changes in Ukrainian education both locally and nationally. Mykola is in the ENGin team in order to spread the educational opportunities of the program for students and teachers from all the corners of Ukraine.
Social Media Manager
Having studied English on her own, Yana understands all the challenges one might face as a beginning English learner. She is excited to grow the ENGin community through social media to help others on this journey.
Student & Volunteer Support
Gulnaz is studying for a Master's degree in Intercultural Communication in Education and the Workplace in Poland. She has a bachelor's degree in philology and a master's in the methodology of teaching. She believes that learning new languages broadens one's horizons. Therefore, she is excited to help students to use ENGin and improve their English.
Student and Volunteer Support
Sofiia has a diversity of experience in theatre, event management and customer service. Passionate about communications, she believes English opens the doors to global networking and gives one a fuller perspective on almost every matter imaginable. She's now here to guide and support ENGin's students and volunteers on their journeys of learning, teaching and building meaningful connections.
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