Hello and welcome to my world!
I was born and raised in Kazakhstan, lived in Tajikistan and Russia, and traveled extensively around the Eurasian region. I am an international policy professional with twenty years of experience in multi-disciplinary projects. I hold a B.A. in Translation-Interpretation from the Abylaikhan Kazakh State University of International Relations and World Languages and an M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, where I studied on a Graduate Muskie Merit Scholarship.
Being an active member of the Central Asian émigré community in the US, I promote regional handcrafts at local museums, lead story telling sessions for children, give presentations at schools and universities, and organize other cultural events. My mission is to promote multiculturalism, tolerance, and knowledge about Central Asia through books, art projects, and events.