The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Tatyana Gao

Program Officer

As the Program Officer at the Rockefeller Center, Tatyana manages a robust portfolio of leadership development programs aimed at preparing students for a life of responsible leadership by engaging students in experiential learning activities that address leadership on many different levels: from self-management and leading their own lives to being a leader on a local, national, international and global scale.

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Tatyana currently oversees four programs in her portfolio, including Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP), Professional Preparation Program (RP3), Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP) and Peer Mentoring Program (RPMP) that focus on helping students to develop cultural awareness, management and leadership skills.

Prior to joining the Rockefeller Center’s team, Tatyana worked at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding as a Student Advisor for International Internships and Fellowships. There she also served as a Mandela Washington Fellowship Program Assistant in Communications for Obama’s first Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). She was also a member of the internships and fellowships Selection Committee for international organizations, including Think Impact, Seeds of Peace, and American University in Kosovo.

Tatyana graduated in 2014 from Dartmouth College with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in Globalization. She also holds a combination B.A. & M.A. degree in French and English Languages, Literature, and Education from Kuban State University of Krasnodar, Russia. Tatyana appreciates cultural diversity and sees herself as a bridge between people, which inspires her to teach cultural awareness and inclusion to students as one of the core values of leadership.

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Education 
B.A. & M.A. Kuban State University of Krasnodar, Russia
MALS '14 Dartmouth College
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