From Course Participant to Global Fellow: Yuliya Tarasava

Yuliya Tarasava's experience as an Acumen Global Fellow.

November 09, 2015

Sitting in her office feeling exhausted and irrelevant, Yuliya was seeking inspiration for how she could contribute to building a better world when she came across a photo of the 2013 Acumen Global Fellows. Soon after, a friend invited her to participate in a +Acumen Course.

“I got to know Acumen through +Acumen Courses. I really liked the ideology. I really want[ed] to explore and learn more. And so, I decided to apply for [the] Acumen Global Fellowship, to become a part of it.”

Watch her video as she describes her story of being “a math geek who speaks English with a Russian accent” to an Acumen Global Fellow.

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Yuliya spent her year as a Global Fellow in Nairobi, Kenya working with Acumen’s agriculture investee Juhudi Kilimo.

“To be an Acumen Global Fellow, it’s almost like a lifestyle. It’s not just something that you do just for one year. You are made to be an Acumen Global Fellow for pretty much the rest of your life.”

Start your own journey. Acumen Global Fellow applications are open now through December 8, 2015. Apply today.

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