Tatyana was born in Moscow, Russia but spent most of her youth in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
She loves interacting with animals – some of my fondest memories are when I swam with sharks, sea lions, turtles, and dolphins in the ocean without a cage between us.
She first came to The Scrap Exchange as a volunteer for a service-learning course at UNC. After she finished my required hours, she continued to volunteer until she was offered a job! She worked as a donations processor, cashier, and greeter for a couple years, and now she’ve been the volunteer coordinator since 2018. She love working with volunteers and introducing people to the concept of reuse!
She loves how The Scrap Exchange helps divert huge amounts of material from the waste stream while simultaneously inspiring people to make art out of items that otherwise would be trash.
We get volunteers in from all walks of life, and providing a space where they can feel welcome and respected, socialize with lots of different people, give back to the community, and expand their understanding of reuse is truly an honor.