Yuliya is the Strategy and Impact Manager at Inatai. She initially joined the foundation as a program associate on the grantmaking team. Her role includes a variety of administrative, relationship management, research, and team-wide coordination activities that ensure the team functions efficiently and effectively. Yuliya has years of experience in fundraising and donor development. She served as the development director for Whatcom Community College Foundation and as donor development manager for Community Action of Skagit County.
Yuliya earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience and her master’s in business administration from Western Washington University. She is an avid volunteer and currently sits on the board of directors for Brigid Collins, a nonprofit committed to ending child abuse, and for SPARC, which serves Skagit County families with young children. When she isn’t working or volunteering, you’ll find Yuliya enjoying the outdoors with her husky Ponchik, perfecting recipes ranging from buttermilk chicken to Russian honey cakes, or curled up with a book by her favorite author Brandon Sanderson.