Visiting Fellows from Russia and Vietnam
Two international fellows will be hosted by the Department of Business Administration and Accounting and Professor Karen Popovich October 18-November 19. They are Mai Thi Thao Chi (Chi) of Da Nang, Vietnam, and Natalia Prikhodko of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Chi and Natalia will be living in graduate housing on campus for most of their stay at Saint Michael’s College.
The Business Department is being supported by the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) and Patti Delaney, the Special Assistant to the VPAA for International Projects.
Chi and Natalia are participants in two similar programs sponsored by US Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. The programs’ goals include strengthening leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia and Russia by bringing highly motivated fellows to an American university or professional setting, depending on the fellows’ background and goals.
Chi is a lecturer in Economics at the Danang University of Architecture, founder of an organization that connects Vietnamese language learners with native speakers of English, and a trainer in digital marketing for tourism and other start-ups in Danang. She has an MBA from Danang University of Economics.
Natalia is co-owner and Managing Partner of Siberian Design School in Krasnoyarsk where she is responsible for all aspects of the school’s operation. She has a degree in Economics and Management from Siberian Federal University.
Links to the profiles of Chi and Natalia are provided above.
If you would like to schedule a meeting with either or both of the fellows, contact Karen Popovich, Patti Delaney, or Kevin Spensley.