How to get into Harvard? These Ukrainians know

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Aug. 30, 2012, 9:40 p.m. | Business — by Nataliya Bugayova

Dan Pasko (center, waving at camera) graduated from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Nataliya Bugayova

Nataliya Bugayova has been the chief e​xecutive officer of Kyiv Post since August 2014. Previously she served as a c​hief of s​taff to Pavlo Sheremeta, Ukraine's former economy minister. Prior, Nataliya worked as program manager at the Foundation for Effective Governance, where she launched and managed the Impact Media training program in business journalism, which brought more than 35 economists and reporters from America and Europe to train Ukrainian journalists. She has done short-term consulting projects with the World Bank in Washington D.C., as well as Boston Consulting Group's Kyiv office. She was Kyiv Post staff writer in 2008-2010. Nataliya is one of the co-founders of the Professional Government Initiative, that unites 1,500 Western-educated Ukrainians ready to assist the government in reform implementation process. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Harvard Club of Ukraine. She obtained m​aster's degree in p​ublic p​olicy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree in Japanese studies at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. To contact: email

Getting admitted to Harvard and securing financing is improbable, yet not impossible, for Ukrainians. In May, I graduated from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with a master’s degree in public policy. And I would like more Ukrainians to have this chance.

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