Sviatlana grew up in the Soviet Union, in a military family that relocated often. Sviatlana believes Vail is like no other place on Earth. She joined the Foundation in 2017 as a Gift Processing and Data Management Assistant, where she applies her keen insight from her BA in Business and Certificate in Leadership.
As a child, Sviatlana learned to always respect and help others while staying true to who she is. She keeps in mind her grandmother’s advice: “It doesn’t matter where you go, what you do, or how much you have…it’s who you have beside you.” In addition to enjoying Vail’s incredible outdoors, Sviatlana loves getting lost in literary classics like Crime and Punishment and Moby Dick, which raise topics still relevant today.