Europe and the Caucasus

Hungary, Katarina Posa (IRES '15)

Katarina Posa (IRES ’15) is a Staff Development Associate at UNHCR's Global Learning and Development Centre in Budapest. She has been working as a people development professional with emphasis on training, curriculum design, development and delivery, assessment administration, management of training projects and staff development for over 15 years in China, Japan, Australia, the USA, Germany and Hungary. Besides her job, she has been involved in pro-bono coaching and consulting. Kat is also in charge of organizing personal development mini-workshops for CEU alumni in Budapest.

Azerbaijan, Anar Mehdiyev (ENVS '02)

After studying at CEU’s Environmental Sciences and Policy Master programme in 2001-02, Anar Mehdiyev returned to Azerbaijan and co-founded one of the most active alumni chapters. Being a long-standing CEU Chapter Leader in Baku, Azerbaijan, Anar actively promotes connectivity between alumni and alumni chapters, and is a frequent CEU Alumni Reunion visitor. CEU has also shaped Anar’s career. He is managing environmental management systems in BP-Azerbaijan, a key element of Azerbaijan’s oil industry. 

Why does he volunteer for CEU?

Russian Federation, Fedor Veselov (SOCI '18)

Fedor Veselov is a chapter co-leader in Russia (St. Petersburg). Fedor graduated from CEU in 2018 from the MA program in Sociology and Social Anthropology. Currently he holds the position of junior researcher at European University at St. Petersburg (Department of Anthropology) and works on the research project connected to commemoration of political repressions in USSR. 

Why volunteer for CEU? 

Russian Federation, Natalia Gurgurova (IRES '13)

A native of Transnistria, Natalia moved to Moscow, Russia after graduating from CEU. Currently she works remotely for the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok. As program manager of the Executive MBA Program "Doing Business in Asia" she is responsible for promotion, partner and speaker relations. She also acts as CEU Local Area Recruitment Coordinator in Russia. She runs events on outreach and recruitment, represents the university at educational fairs and seminars and delivers online-marketing activities. At the same time her main job is being a mom to her newborn son.

Slovakia, Kristína Peschlová (IRES '14)

Kristina Peschlova (IRES '14) currently works in a private law firm based in Bratislava. Previously, she worked for a Slovak business agency where she managed a portfolio of services designed to stimulate business development in Slovakia. Kristina also gained work experience in the NGO sector and in volunteering in the past. In her free time, she loves socializing with friends of whom a large chunk are CEU graduates from across departments. Kristina is excited to work on stronger connections among the CEU alumni in Slovakia and is happy to hear from you soon!