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What is your area of expertise at NYCEDC?
Human Resources, with focus on total rewards/compensation to attract, motivate, and retain NYCEDC’s best and brightest.
How long have you been in NYC?
I moved to NYC from Washington, DC about a year ago.
Why did you choose NYCEDC?
My role at NYCEDC is the perfect combination of my passion for strengthening the community that I live in, and my experience with public sector human resources I got while working in Washington DC.
Of the projects you've been involved in, which one had the greatest impact on you?
Developing NYCEDC’s summer event options and realizing that most of the venues are thriving because of the organization’s work!
What was your funniest or most memorable NYC moment?
Coming to NYC for the first time in my life. I was part of a chaperoned student group, and my rebellious friend and I slipped out of our hotel room at night because we couldn’t get enough of the City.
Where are you from?
Volgograd, Russia. It is more famously known as Stalingrad.
What part of the city do you live in now and how do you get to work?
Park Slope, Brooklyn. I take the subway, but hoping to jog to work one day.
What do you like most about your neighborhood?
Community gardens, tree-lined streets, Prospect Park, and my vegetables growing on the balcony.
What is the best restaurant in NYC?
NYC wouldn’t live up to its name if there wasn’t a myriad of them. I’m yet to try a Korean BBQ place, but I’m excited to do so.
What is your ideal weekend?
Going to Brighton Beach to eat borsch and blini for lunch and enjoying that feeling of almost being back in Russia, then spending a lazy afternoon on the beach.
Jets or Giants?
I’d have to go online and find out all about these. Ice skating for me!
What is your favorite season in NYC?
Whenever it’s foggy, or freezing cold and snowy.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about NYCEDC?
Empowering, life-altering opportunity.
What is your favorite NYC mobile app?
The MTA subway and Thai yoga massage apps.