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Maryna is the Program Assistant for the Executive Leadership Seminars Department within the Leadership Division of the Aspen Institute. In this capacity, Maryna supports Seminars on a variety of tasks including program development, management, and implementation. As a result of her upbringing, Maryna shares a sense of rootlessness which means that “home” is everywhere, but nowhere at the same time. She was born in Austria and has lived in Slovakia, Ukraine, Georgia (the country), and the United States. She’s fluent in English and Ukrainian. Maryna genuinely loves to listen, learn, and share the life stories of the incredible individuals around her. She is passionate about creating a society where the exchange of ideas, diversity, and personal identity are not only encouraged but also celebrated. In 2019, she received her B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Business Administration & Management from Boston University. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Maryna had the privilege to work with the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the InterGovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC), US Embassy’s America House, Pardee School of Global Studies Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking (FMHT), and USAID project Governing for Growth (G4G).