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Marianna Astakhova
Special Advisor
  • Special Advisor

Marianna hails from St. Petersburg, Russia. She is an honors graduate from Columbia University in Economics, and she holds certificates in tax preparation and autism assistance from which she contributed her pro bono services to those in need with Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. After her studies at Columbia, Marianna worked at Goldman Sachs, and she is founder of the Galla Group, a human resources firm specializing in energy. Marianna lead the first Cambodia Project Gala, to serve the education and development needs of children in rural Cambodia and raise funds to support the organization’s endeavors. Marianna has remained on board since the founding of the organization, and currently serves as Special Adviser to the Board under its current structure as Child Education International, Inc.