Partners in Duluth


  Tatiana Kornstad
  Office of International Programs
  University of Wisconsin, Superior
  Duluth-Petrozavodsk Open World

A native of Moscow, Russia, Tatiana Kornstad is a graduate of the Philology Department of the Moscow State University. Ms. Kornstad has extensive experience working with a widely diverse population. Prior to settling in the United States in 1996, Ms. Kornstad was employed by the Moscow office of The Citizens' Network for Foreign Affairs, an American company based in Washington D.C., working with emerging Russian farmers; she taught English as a Second Language as part of AMIDEAST team at the EducationUSA Center in Alexandria, Egypt and in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Over the past ten years Ms. Kornstad has been a staff member of the Office of International Programs (OIP) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and an active member of the Open World in the joint Duluth-Petrozavodsk Sister Cities project. As a part of her role in the Duluth-Petrozavodsk Open World team, Ms. Kornstad closely works with the Russian visitors, providing real-time interpreting and translation. Additionally, Ms. Kornstad assists with adapting the program materials to the Russian audience and cultural realities.