Inna Zhdanova & Puong-Vy Tran (Education & Training Coordinators)

Phuong-Vy Tran

Native country: Germany

Countries I have lived/worked in: Germany, New Zealand, Vietnam, Spain, Denmark

Languages I speak: German, English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Current location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Activities outside YS

  • Passionate about dancing (mainly contemporary & salsa) & crazy about pottery
  • Student of Global Humanities
  • Exploring different formats for intercultural training & education projects
  • Finding ways to bring people together 

My vision for YS: I would love for YS to be a self-driven learning community, in which we are well connected throughout the organization and where we develop ideas together about how to learn in the field. We can teach each other and learn from one another. I’d love for this communal learning to have a playful and colourful touch to it, too. 

What I love about YS: I love the great energy and motivation that people are bringing to all YS encounters. Everyone seems so eager to learn and connect and I think that’s wonderful.  

One of my most amazing intercultural experiences: Sharing a meal with a big group of people on the Camino de Santiago. There was so much curiosity between all of us and we totally embraced it. We all brought our own experiences into the encounter. The atmosphere was amazing!

Inna Zhdanova

Native country: Russia

Countries I have lived/worked in: The UK, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Thailand

Languages I speak: Russian, English, Portuguese

Current location: Rosario, Argentina

Activities outside YS

  • Digital Nomad
  • Study how technology changes global culture 
  • Digital transformation and innovation
  • Photography & Videography 
My vision for YS: More international collaboration, more sharing, more peer-to-peer interactions.

What I love about YS:  Culture of support, connexion and curiosity. YS is a rare community where everyone can be heard and valued.

One of my most amazing intercultural experiences: During the first year of the pandemic when beauty salons in most countries stayed close, my team created the online platform where hairstylists could connect and support each other, learn digital skills and exchange experience. 

Observing people from all continents come together into one digital space empowered by technology - was my most amazing intercultural experience. 

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