Name: Tatiana Nadyseva
Position: Program Manager
Location: Berlin, Germany
Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Russia
College: Aalborg University, Denmark (MS), Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics, Russia (Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics, BS)

Past Experience: Writer and Researcher at the World Bank

How did you get interested in global poverty? I was born in Leningrad, USSR, the city and the country which doesn’t exist anymore. With the years, growing up, I always felt that the world around us is very dynamic, and it made me very curious and unsettled. I have traveled extensively, and have worked and lived in Russia, India, Turkey, Denmark, Kosovo, Poland, Germany, Sweden, and the USA. Living in developed and developing countries around the world, seeing the world, as well as growing in post-soviet Russia, made me become committed to building a more peaceful and inclusive world for everyone.

What advice do you have for people who’ve just joined the organization? Ask questions, try to learn as much as you can and always go an extra mile – that won’t go unnoticed!

Where’s your favorite place in the world? Honestly? On the plane or train or bus traveling to a new destination or on the couch next to my husband watching a favorite movie together.

Top three life highlights?

  1. My appearance on Kosovo National TV talking at a prime time show about my work with the government of Kosovo.
  2. Seeing my photos published in a popular print magazine for the first time.
  3. Completing my master thesis in 2 weeks.

Favorite book? I am an absolute bookworm and simply love reading! I usually read 2-3 books a week and that’s my way to get my mind of things. This said, my favorite book is and always will be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I grew up with it, I know it by heart and I still believe this is the best novel ever written.

Favorite movie? I don’t have a favorite movie but my favorite director is undoubtedly Woody Allen.

Any random facts you can share with us? I have lived in 9 different countries and have traveled to 50 countries.