Marina Akhmedova was born in Khabarovsk, Russia, living there for several years before moving to the rural Lviv region in Ukraine, where she finished school. Since 2013, Marina has been living in Poland where she obtained an MA in journalism and mass communication. From 2016 to 2018, she led a diverse group of social and educational projects with the AIESEC office in Rzeszow. In addition, she has also co-created a volunteer project with an NGO in Athens. Marina has participated in several Erasmus projects, which focused on issues of social inclusion and acceptance through, for example, a short film on migrants in Berlin. Currently, she is finishing an internship with KPMG Poland while volunteering with two NGOs, the first being JEF Poland, which promotes democracy, and the second is the foundation Ocalenie, through which she teaches refugee kids from Chechnya. Moving forward, Marina plans to continue to work in the field of education and migration and eventually become a United Nations volunteer in Asia or Africa.
Updated May 2020
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