Svitlana Ramer moved to the US in 2008 to pursue graduate education after having completed her undergraduate degree at the Kyiv National University, majoring in international tourism. She received her MS from East Carolina University and her PhD from Penn State, focusing her dissertation on acculturation of Ukrainian immigrants in the US. Svitlana has taught at Georgia Southern University and at Texas A&M, where she delivered a TED Talk on immigrant acculturation. Currently, Svitlana is the Vice President of Development and External Affairs at The International Center and the co-founder and President of Ukrainian Society of Indiana.
Svitlana Ramer became a board member December of 2022.
DURING TIME AT COIN
Although Svitlana has only been on the COIN board for a short time, that has not prevented her from getting involved as much as she can. Svitlana is passionate for what COIN stands for and continuously works to develop COIN into a better non-profit. While at COIN, Svitlana led a panel titled, An Afternoon with Our Refugee Neighbors, where she provided everyone with a platform to use their voice to share their experiences. Svitlana has also been instrumental in the promotion of the Walk A Mile In A Refugee's Shoes event that COIN is hosting in May. COIN is so excited to have such a passionate and hard working Board Member.