Before landing at ITS as Head of the HR and Recruitment team Evgenia lived her many lives in many counties. She was an academic (doing research and teaching), an activist (human rights and feminism), and a civil educator (gender equality, social justice, non-violent communication). All these diverse activities were united by her aspiration to make a positive change in people’s lives, her hunger for knowledge, cultural experience, and a mission to support and hear out her fellow humans.
Evgenia has lived in various countries: Lithuania, Germany, Spain (Basque Country), Israel, the UK and visited a bunch of places in North America, Europe, Central Asia, North Caucasus, and South-East Asia on her many field-work trips and conferences.
Her international experience was not as much about traveling, as about research, activism, and policy-shaping collaborations across cultures. Evgenia was a board member of two international feminist networks, a co-Editor-in-Chief of a feminist almanac “Women in Politics: New Approaches to the Political,” an international volunteer in Chernobyl-affected communities in Ukraine, Welfare Officer for an international body of students—to name but a few of her pro-bono volunteer roles.