Katya Shemelina, secretary, is currently also a freelance interpreter and an administrator for the UK charity. She has also worked as an administrator for GLADE, the Global Learning and Development Education Centre, an educational charity based in the United Kingdom. Formerly Katya worked in a number of capacities in the telecommunications business in Moscow in the 1990s, where she had experience in human resources, conference organization, training and EU-funded project administration. Prior to that, Katya trained as teacher of Geography and English at Moscow State Pedagogical University (formerly the Lenin Pedagogical Institute in Moscow). She has also taught English to adults in Moscow.