Today we celebrate the International Volunteer Day. Caring people who are ready to devote their work, talent, time and mental strength to a good cause deserve sincere respect and gratitude.
On International Volunteer Day we want to talk about our volunteers. We are proud that our team has people who help us on a regular basis since the establishment of the Foundation and act as managers and communicators on our part at different sites.
Nina Budajapova is an intellectual volunteer of Lake Baikal Foundation. She was born in Ulan-Ude, graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Institute of Asia and Africa) as a sinologist. Nina got a Master degree «Environmental Technology» at Imperial College London. She is a scholar of Chevening program of British government. Nina Budazhapova worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers as a consultant for middle-sized and major companies in international tax planning and tax structuring of global operations.
Alexey Efimov is a journalist, sinologist, graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University (Institute of Asia and Africa). During last few years he studies Chinese environmental policies, socio-economic interconnection, industrial development and state of environment in China.
Vera Ivanova is an intellectual volunteer of Lake Baikal Foundation. Vera graduated from the Geological Faculty of Moscow State University with a degree in Marine Geophysics. After completing her studies, Vera went on expeditions to the White Sea, the Barents Sea, and to the Laptev Sea, participated in organizing educational projects related to ecology, geology and biology. Simultaneously Vera works on graphic design and illustration.
Alina Shaidurova was born in Ulan-Ude. She graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation as a specialist in the field of financial markets and financial engineering. Currently she does graduate program and develops a study on a green economy and sustainable investing in Russia. Alina works in a fin-tech company as a financial analyst and solves the problem of managing a portfolio of securities using artificial intelligence systems.
Also, we can not ignore the role of volunteers on the territory of «Zapovednoye Podlemorye» throughout the summer of 2019 in the framework of the project «Trash Free National Parks». It involved Svetlana Trifonova, creator, young researchers of waste morphology and many caring people who came to volunteer shifts on lake Baikal to help us implement the educational part of the project — to tell visitors about the new rules of waste management.
Lake Baikal Foundation thanks everyone who helps us to realize the main goal — to preserve the unique natural territory!