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Project Arizona has impacted the lives of the students since its inception in 2017.
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Back home, I joined the Center for Economic Recovery, wielding my analytics to build Ukraine's national strategy. But my fire burns in multiple hearths - Easy Business keeps the libertarian flame alive, while Civitta sharpens my public policy skills.
The future holds uncertainties, but my path is clear: long-term economic growth for Ukraine. I envision myself a policy consultant, wielding my expertise for development projects, a graduate degree ready to join the arsenal.
Project Arizona allowed me to further understand what activism can mean in all different angles. The diverse group of participants along with the many lectures really helped me to comprehend and draft a plan for my personal life.
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My economics spark wouldn't be ignored, so during Project Arizona, I landed an internship with the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University. It was a fascinating dive into the world of liberty, and the flame only burned brighter. Back in Poland, I joined forces with the Libertarian Association and organizations like Centrum Kapitalizmu, co-organizing events and championing the cause of liberty like a modern-day knight. All the while, my voice acting career thrived, and my curiosity led me to explore business analysis and the intriguing world of real estate.
Currently, I'm proudly involved in the Libertarian Association, the Mises Institute in Poland, and KoLiber, sharing my knowledge and experiences to advance the cause I believe in. But my ambitions stretch further. The future holds a career in business analysis, where I can use my skills to make a real difference. And my long-term dream? To combine my passion for liberty with my growing understanding of psychology and coaching. I envision an NGO supporting young liberty activists in Poland, empowering them to develop their minds and spirits, navigate their goals, and ultimately strengthen the entire liberty community in our country. It's a big dream, but it's my dream, and with every step I take, I know I'm getting closer.
But after a while, I realized that voting alone wasn't enough. To make real change, I needed to get involved. That's why, about seven years ago, I started participating in conservative-liberal activities. It was amazing to connect with people who shared my passion for freedom and limited government.
One of the most valuable experiences I had was working for William & Associates, a lobbying firm in Arizona. It was an eye-opening experience to see how the sausage gets made, and how important it is to have strong voices advocating for individual liberty at the policy level.
Since then, I've changed jobs once, but I've always stayed true to my core values. Unfortunately, the Economics for Youth project in Poland was suspended, so I'm not currently involved in any formal organizations. But that doesn't mean I'm sitting on my hands!
I'm a firm believer that the more the government tries to limit me, the louder I need to speak out. That's why I regularly host discussions with my libertarian friends. We share ideas, challenge each other's thinking, and keep the flame of liberty burning bright.
Right now, I'm focusing on learning agile tools so I can make a comeback to the IT industry in a new and exciting role. I'm confident that my skills and experience, combined with my unwavering commitment to freedom, will help me make a real difference in the world.
The future is uncertain, but I'm optimistic. I know that as long as we keep fighting for what we believe in, a free Poland is within reach. So let's keep talking, keep learning, and keep pushing for a brighter future for all!
My academic pursuits were complemented by active participation in the Russian opposition movement. As a member of the right-liberal movements Russian Civil Union and National Democratic Alliance, I stood up for my beliefs by participating in protests and rallies, working in election campaigns, and even serving as an international observer in elections abroad. I also played a pivotal role in editing Rufabula, an independent analytical online magazine, until its unfortunate closure by the Russian authorities in 2017.
My determination to contribute to positive change led me to seek international experiences. In 2016, I completed a research internship at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, followed by research fellowships at the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry and Americans for Prosperity. These experiences broadened my horizons and exposed me to different perspectives on policy and governance.
In 2017, I joined the Free Russia Forum, an organization dedicated to promoting democracy and human rights in Russia. Since then, I have served as a policy analyst and, more recently, as the coordinator of the Personnel Reserve project, which identifies and nurtures future leaders for a democratic Russia.
Looking ahead, I remain committed to working with the Free Russia Forum to advance the cause of democracy in my homeland. My ultimate goal is to contribute to a peaceful transition to a democratic Russia and, one day, serve as a diplomat representing a free and prosperous nation.
Throughout my journey, I have faced challenges and setbacks, but my unwavering belief in a better future for Russia has kept me going. I am confident that, together with the many dedicated individuals working for a free and democratic Russia, we can achieve our dreams.
But this is just the beginning. My blog will soon be birthing, bringing economic and financial literacy to the masses. Meanwhile, I continue advocating with Students for Liberty.
The ultimate dream? Earning a Ph.D. in behavioral economics and becoming a torchbearer for free markets in Eastern Europe.
This journey has ignited a spark within me. If you share my passion for liberty and making a difference, join me in embracing this incredible opportunity! Let's learn, grow, and together, spark positive change in the world.