Aaron Schneider moved to Irkutsk at the end of May, 2015, and he has worked in Russia, the CIS and Mongolia consistently since 2008. Aaron holds a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in New Orleans, as well as an MBA in finance and energy, also from Tulane, which included a semester at L'Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (L'ESSEC) in Cergy, France. He also holds a BA (hons) in History from the University of Sydney in Australia, and studied Russian at Novosibirsk State University, in Novosibirsk, Russia, in 2004. He is an attorney licensed in the State of New York, and most recently, prior to his arrival in Irkutsk, worked as the CFO of a US owned metals and mining company in Mongolia.
Daria Korolkova holds an undergraduate degree from Irkutsk State University in International Relations, and speaks English and French. She previously worked for a local television channel.
Anna Anisimova is studying for her PhD in Global Economics at Irkutsk State Technical University, and this has involved periods of study at both the University of Wroclow in Poland and at Duisburg-Essen University in Germany. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Irkutsk State Technical University in Economics, and speaks fluent English, German & Polish.