As an international development professional, Yuliya has been working on projects in Ukraine, South Eastern European, Central Asia and Africa region since 2002 in the area of capacity building, technical co-operation and communications. She has been relied on to plan, coordinate, publicize and execute international and national projects, assignments which were carried out on behalf of International organizations including the United Nations Development Programme, World Bank Group and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the Canadian government, as well as public policy and academic institutions.
Yuliya possesses a post-graduate Diploma in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, and French from York University. She is fluent in English, French, German, Ukrainian and Russian. Currently, Yuliya serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for International Development Professionals (CAIDP), where she serves on Membership, Communications and Marketing Committee and is responsible for growing the youth membership of the Association. Yuliya spearheaded a consulting consortium working group, which was designed to bring the talents of new international development graduates and junior consultants with senior consultants who were members of CAIDP, which laid foundation of CPRD.