Julia Golovina was born in Moscow, Russia. She moved to the US in 2004 and currently resides in Dallas, TX with her four year old daughter, Mia. Julia is a professional figure skater, two-time Olympian, and World Ice Dance competitor. She coaches Dallas area children of all experience levels on the National and International competitive circuits. Julia was compelled to join Big Dreams Foundation in 2014 stemming from a strong desire to improve the lives of orphaned children around the world, provide them with loving and lasting care, and help them to become happy, healthy, and independent in all areas of their lives.
Tatiana Shakhray was born in Krasilov, Ukraine in 1980 and now resides in Kaliningrad, Russia with her husband and three year old son. She is a professional interpreter and teacher in English and French. Currently, Tatiana works as a regional sales manager for an international company manufacturing drinking water equipment. Tatiana joined Big Dreams Foundation in 2011 because of her passion to help children in need.
Angela Pogosian was born in Russia and moved to the US in 1997, where she graduated from Iona College in 2013. As an accountant, she has specialized in expatriate taxes for the past 12 years. Angela currently lives in Connecticut. She joined Big Dreams Foundation in order to help children who live in orphanages that cannot afford the medical and housing costs required to sustain a stable upbringing.
As a scientist and engineer, Elina spends her days finding solutions to technological problems to enable scientific research. Elina joined BDCF to help improve the human condition for disadvantaged children across the world. In addition to BDCF, Elina has been involved with Campanella Educational Center and Children's Choir for over a decade.
Elina is originally from Odessa, Ukraine, was educated in Israel and currently resides in Chicago.