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Class 4 (2005-2007)

Olga Nesterova, Kazakhstan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of City and Regional Planning

Olga earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics at Kazakh State National University in Almaty. She also completed the MBA in Finance at the University of International Business. Her work as a Management Assistant for the British Embassy in Kazakhstan gave Olga her first opportunity to travel overseas and inspired her interest in international relations and economic development. During her summer internship in the Middle East with the United Nations Office for Project Services, she gained experience in humanitarian affairs that built up her communication and consensus building skills. Following completion of the program, Olga plans to dedicate her career to advancing change through economic development while working for international development organizations.