YT Team

Julia Kinash

Founder & President of Youth Time International Movement
Editor-in-chief of Youth Time Magazine

julia kinash In 2010, Youth Time Move­ment was estab­lished and Youth Time Mag­a­zine went to print. Julia grad­u­ated from Moscow State Human­i­tar­ian Uni­ver­sity major­ing in Man­age­ment. She is cur­rently doing a PhD in Con­flict Man­age­ment. The theme of her PhD work is “Role of Media in Polit­i­cal Con­flicts”. Since that time Julia has been respon­si­ble for the gen­eral man­age­ment of them both.


Petra Matijaković

Co-founder of Youth Time International Movement

petra matijakovic Сur­rently pur­su­ing bach­e­lor degree in Econ­omy and Entre­pre­neur­ship. Spheres of inter­est: Social entre­pre­neur­ship, Inter­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Mar­ket­ing, Development.


Ondřej Kafka

Co-founder of Youth Time International Movement

ondrej kafka Ondřej was born in 1984 in Tře­bíč, Czech Repub­lic. In 2009 grad­u­ated from Charles Uni­ver­sity, Prague with a Law Major. In 2011 Ondřej became a doc­tor of law (JUDr.). Since 2012 he has been work­ing as an attor­ney in Prague.


Anton Golikov

Chief of Financial Office, Deputy of YT President

Anton Anton grad­u­ated from the Czech Uni­ver­sity of Life Sci­ences in Prague with a major in Eco­nom­ics and Man­age­ment. At Youth Time, Anton is chief of finan­cial office, which implies that he is respon­si­ble for any finan­cial trans­ac­tions and he is the one to con­sult when­ever finan­cial issues arise within the orga­ni­za­tion. Respon­si­ble and organized.


Anna Laviana Ludvíková

Relationship Manager


Anna graduated from Charles University in Prague with a Master in Hispanic studies, she also has a Bachelor degree in East European Studies and studied Arts Management at the University of Economics, Prague. Last years she worked as a Project and Public Relations Manager in various international foundations and NGOs. As a Youth Time Relationship Manager she is responsible for partnerships, public relations and marketing strategy. Organized and proactive. Anna is multilingual and her passions are theatre and getting to know different cultures.


Artem Stepanov

President Assistant


Born in Germany, raised in Russia. After graduating from high school, he moved to the Czech Republic, where he began to study marketing, corporate management and corporate finance resources. During and after study, he worked in the hospitality business, which helped him to get interested in different cultures, travelling, global problems and politics. Artem also manages his own small sales and logistics company. Big fan of football and cooking.


Ethan Paki

Project Manager


New Zealand native, Ethan brings a sound knowledge of all things related to Project Management having spent the last three years working in New Zealand’s interior construction industry. He has lived and worked in four different countries while holding management positions previously in London and Australia’s mining industry. Outside of professional life Ethan’s family is firmly rooted in the music industry with his interests also including Boxing, Rugby and International Politics.


Xinya Kupsky Liu

Project Manager


Xinya holds her Ph.D. diploma in Journalism from Wuhan University, China, with specialization in comparative journalism and intercultural communication. Her publications include national communication system and public sphere, moral issues through a perspective of comparative journalism, and youth sub-culture. She has a rich experience as a professional researcher, a secretary for international academic conferences and forums, and an expertized consultant in education. She is passionate for international and intercultural communication.


Teresa Casanova Urquijo

Event Manager


Teresa is originally from Spain but has been living and travelling abroad since a very young age. She mastered in her home city on International Relations and African Studies and later moved to Prague, Czech Republic for work. After gaining experience with big companies such as Accenture and Microsoft, she turned her attention to non-profit organizations. Her passions include intercultural communication, wildlife conservation, nature and dancing.


Martina Advaney

Graphic Designer

martina advaney  

Martina qualified as a graphic designer in the year 2004. She specializes in the design of magazines, brochures, websites, branding and promotional materials and packaging. She’s also involved in the writing of articles and conducts interviews, mainly with scientists, intellectuals and the intelligentsia in different parts of the world. She has lived and worked in the Czech Republic and Australia.


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