EMERGE - Class 02
I am a strategic communications professional and I've been working for impact-driven organizations for the largest part of my career. I help organizations build their brands and thought leadership so that they can engage more people in making change and creating a better world.
Currently, I work at the Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit working at the intersection of agriculture, forests, and business. We have an excellent Marketing & Communications team on five continents. In my role, I help guide, align, and integrate all of our global and regional communications. I strive to do it in a very organized and productive manner, while putting my teammates first and building team culture with a family feeling.
Prior to the Rainforest Alliance, I spent three life-changing years at Dutch social enterprise Fairphone. I joined it when it was an early-stage startup and I was a part of its core team, leading international public relations. There I discovered that I bring the best of myself to work when I contribute to a positive impact, when my colleagues share my values, and when I continue to learn.
The desire to explore the world and find my own path in it brought me from my home city Saint-Petersburg to Amsterdam ten years ago. I enjoy my life here, in my free time doing yoga, sports, dancing salsa, or learning languages. Apart from Russian and English, I speak Dutch and Spanish and am learning Turkish.