Areas of Expertise
- Renewable Energy
- Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
- Computer Graphics and Animation
- Net zero and climate change are interconnected. Achieving net-zero emissions is crucial to mitigate climate impacts. Renewable energy, such as solar and wind, plays a key role. Kyrgyzstan has great potential for renewables, contributing to global efforts in combating climate change
- I am captivated by AI and NLP's transformative potential, as well as their impact on the world. I am particularly interested in AI ethics and ensuring responsible development and deployment.
- I am deeply interested in graphics and computer motion because they allow me to express my creativity and effectively communicate important messages. I have created numerous animated videos where I wrote scripts and led the animation process on various topics, including climate change and precision agriculture using satellites. Through these videos, I showcase my passion for visual storytelling and my ability to convey complex ideas in a visually engaging manner.
What will be your most valuable contribution to your TechWomen mentorship?
My most valuable contribution to my TechWomen mentorship will be my expertise in project management, training facilitation, coordination, and communication, coupled with my passion for working on projects with a strong social impact. I am skilled at managing projects that address societal challenges and promote positive change. With my ability to provide guidance, facilitate training, and effectively coordinate efforts, I can contribute to projects that aim to make a meaningful difference in the company. I am committed to leveraging my skills and knowledge to drive social impact and create a better future through collaborative and purpose-driven initiatives.
The Top Three Things I Would Like to Learn or Experience During my Mentorship
- Understanding AI ethics regulations and recommendations. I aim to explore the ethical considerations surrounding AI, including issues such as bias, privacy, and transparency. By studying existing regulations and guidelines, I hope to gain a comprehensive understanding of responsible AI practices and their implications.
- Exploring big tech's climate change efforts. Interested in initiatives, strategies, and sustainable practices of major technology companies.
- Harness creativity to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and contribute to the betterment of society
- Visit an office or attend a site-visit
- Focus on leadership skills building
- Focus on technical skills building
- Exposes me to new tools and platforms
- Gets me involved in day-to-day activities of the mentor and partnering company.
What are three adjectives that best describe you in the work place?
What impact will your mentorship have on your career and professional path?
I am genuinely eager to learn from someone who has not only achieved remarkable success but also understands the challenges of balancing their accomplishments with the responsibilities of raising children. I am keen on understanding their journey and the strategies they employed to accomplish their goals. Implementing their valuable insights in my own life would be invaluable. Moreover, having a mentor, particularly a woman of color, would provide unique perspectives and guidance that I could integrate into my professional growth. Through this collaboration, I aim to glean wisdom, replicate their achievements, and chart a successful course for my own future.
After participating in the TechWomen program, how will you leverage your mentorship experience to make an impact in your home country?
As a recipient of the presidential scholarship to study at UCL and having written strategies for government ministries, I plan to leverage my TechWomen experience to consult the government of the Kyrgyz Republic. Additionally, on a smaller scale, I am passionate about conducting a series of events on digital literacy in collaboration with experts. These events will aim to empower individuals with essential digital skills and knowledge, fostering greater digital inclusion and opportunities within Kyrgyzstan. By combining government consultation and community-driven initiatives, I aspire to contribute to the overall advancement of technology, sustainable development, and digital literacy in my country.
Years of Full-time Work Experience10
Primary Professional Focus
- Individual contributor leading innovation
- Scientist and researcher
- Technical project and program manager
- Title and Company: Communications and Outreach Manager, Aga Khan Foundation
- Type: Full-time
- Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
- Dates: March 16, 2017 – November 15, 2022
Manage in-country operations; recruit, train, monitor, supervise, and evaluate the sales associates and program office staff; conduct regular site visits for support, supervision, technical assistance, marketing support, and monitoring and evaluation
Data analysis of sales activities; written program reports; interpersonal communication to build working relationships with partners and networks.
- Institution: University College London
- Degree Awarded: Master's
- Major: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy
- Minor: Technology and Innovation
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Completion Date: September 1, 2023