BA Pomor State University (Russia, Arkhangelsk), management. In his senior year Ilya was invited to take part in the student exchange program in Norway. It was his first experience abroad and the point at which he realized how much he enjoys talking with people from other countries and sharing the cultural experience. After graduation he started to work at Youth Center where he supported the youth politics in the Arkhangelsk region for three years during which the children received a new building for various activities (cinema, dance halls and music rehearsal rooms).
Ilya also works at The Kathryn Davis School of Russian in the summer. The duties include media support, team-building and event management. The detailed approach to planning and organization of activities as well as the friendly, supportive and cheerful attitude of the staff and students keeps him in the field. Ilya is passionate about communicating and sharing Russian culture through providing first-hand experience to students.