Yanina Iskhakova has been working as a junior project assistant at iimt since January 2018.
She’s originally from Russia, but grew up in Zurich and earned her bachelor's degree in journalism in 2013 at the City, University of London in the UK. During her studies, Yanina spent an exchange semester in Hong Kong and completed an internship in La Paz, Bolivia, where she developed her intercultural skills and increased her understanding of the customs of other cultures. After graduating, she worked for an international women's magazine until the spring of 2016, when she started her Master in Business Communication, with a minor in information management, at the University of Fribourg. Yanina first got in touch with the iimt via the course Project Management, which helped her to organise the Media Ball of the MECOM, Association of Media and Communication.
Her interest in the Smart Living Lab project and Strategic Niche Management was sparked by the course Innovation and Technology Management, which she attended in the fall of 2017. Yanina is particularly interested in the communication aspects of innovation management and is looking forward to contributing her existing skills and to learn more about this area.
Cooking, eating and technology are her great passions, especially when all three aspects are combined. She is currently experimenting with a sous-vide precision cooker that can be operated via Wi-Fi.
We look forward to working with Yanina, and wish her a good start!