Program Leaders

Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton
Girl-talk-Girl Program Director

Kristen is the Program Director of Girl-talk-Girl and the Executive Director of Footage Foundation. On Girl-talk-Girl, Kristen is responsible for leading the team, developing the human-centered design and digital storytelling workshops...

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Dr. Antonina Tereschenko 
Girl-talk-Girl Program Manager  

Antonina is the Girl-talk-Girl Program Manager and works alongside Kristen, the Program Director on various aspects of the US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program such as preparing workshops, the development of the toolkit, and building links and...

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From 2014-15, Elvira Arif of Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg served as the Russia Program Coordinator.

Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg is a globally oriented university and Russia's market leader in teaching and research in the fields of economics, social science, and humanities. 

Elvira Arif belongs to the Center for Youth Studies and is a lecturer in sociology at Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. Her interests include youth culture, issues of drug use and the body, gender studies, and discourse analysis. She also organizes photo exhibitions and contexts.


From 2015-16, Svetlana Zakharova of the Russian LGBT Network served as the Russia Program Coordinator.

Russian LGBT Network is an interregional, non-governmental organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. It unites and develops regional initiatives, advocacy groups, and provides social and legal services.

Svetlana Zakharova is a feminist, LGBT activist, and Communications Manager of the Russian LGBT Network, the only interregional LGBT organization in Russia. Svetlana Zakharova holds her first MA from St. Petersburg State University (School of International Relations) and her second MA from Central European University (Gender Studies Department).

Read about the rest of the Footage Foundation team here.