Ms. Ukrainian Techie
30 y.o. female from Ukraine with 8 years of experience in tech (both startups and global companies). At the moment I lead a distributed team of 15 engineers in the R&D department of global business travel corporation. I’m passionate about tech, travel, photography, public speaking & educational volunteering (both locally & internationally).
Undergrad School: Top 10 university in Ukraine
Undergrad Major: Computer Engineering
GMAT: 700 (ready to take it again)
Age: 30, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Ms in Computer Systems and Networks; GPA 4.0
School Name: Top 10 university in Ukraine
Extracurriculars: Traveler (100+ countries visited), landscape photographer and motivational speaker. Photos were featured in Vanity Fair, Forbes, and The Rough Guide. TEDx speaker., Leader @ Women Who Code — global NPO dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers., Volunteer @ Dobrodiy Club — local charity organisation dedicated to help orphanage children with educational mentoring.
Title: Quality Assurance Manager
Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 2 mos
Title: Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 10 mos
Big Life Wins:
In 2013 I’ve joined Y Combinator startup as a first quality engineer and less than in 3 years managed to build a great team, who remarkably contributed to product success, and, as a result, we were acquired by a market leader. In 2020 I’ve finished house construction for my parents. It took 2 years and it was the biggest challenge in my life.
Post MBA Goal:
My post-MBA goal is to obtain a strategic management position in FAANG. Also, I dream to improve my leadership style and create life-long connections with other students.