Hello, my name is Kseniya Tarasenko. I am 21 years old, originally from Kiev, Ukraine, but grew up in Washington DC area. I am an international management major, with a minor in Marketing at Pepperdine University. After graduation, I hope to work for a year, and then go to an Economics PhD program. I hope to be working on international economic and education policy in the future and possibly write a book on Economics or History.
How do you define success?
I define success as having an ability to do something you enjoy doing and at the same time being happy. Waking up every morning and realizing that whatever job you are doing is actually making an impact on this world.
What are your goals/dreams and where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to be making great changes to economic and education policies in the world. Thus, in five years, I see myself working with governments and international organizations, such as the World Bank, in order to make improvement in people’s lives.
What is something that motivates you?
A desire to make an impactful and memorable change in this world.
What is something that you do (a habit or daily practice) that you believe helps you achieve your goals or be productive?
Reading books and listening to podcasts
Who is your inspiration?
Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher
Life motto or favorite quote?
“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for” – Winston Churchill
Anything else you want to share? Perhaps a project you’re currently working on or something valuable that you learned from an experience?
Right now, I am working on creating a public affairs dictionary for my company in order to explain the terms that activists can use in order to communicate with their elected officials, which I find to be very meaningful.