Armine Ghalachyan, Ph.D.
Dr. Armine is a Functional Apparel Designer and an Assistant Professor at Washington State University. She specializes in textile designs for human well-being, enhancement, and empowerment. She earned a Ph.D. degree in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design (2018) from Iowa State University. She also holds a M.S. degree in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology (2011) from Central Michigan University; and a B.S. Finance and Credit (1999) from Yerevan Banking Economic Institute.

Alberto (Ali) Alvarez, MSOM 
Ali is an Industrial Hygienist who has worked for the US Department of Labor OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for almost 8 years. He is currently setting up his own occupational safety and health consulting firm in Miami.

Lana V. Ivanitskaya, Ph.D. 
Dr. Lana, professor, School of Health Sciences at CMU, is an Industrial-Organizational psychologist who specializes in the study of human behavior in health settings. She manages this project on science-based DIY face masks and brings together interdisciplinary experts – an apparel designer, an industrial hygienist, a public health expert, and (soon) scientists who can test materials/designs in labs – to develop advice for the public. She also serves as the liaison between the scientific team and outside experts.

Sergey Soshnikov, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Soshnikov is a researcher at the Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. His second affiliation is the Laboratory for the Assessment of Global Health Indicators at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. As a scientist and psychiatrist, he is estimating the Burden of Diseases in collaboration with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. 

Julia Kalusniak
Julia is a second-year undergraduate student at Central Michigan University pursuing her B.S. in Public Health Education and Public and Nonprofit Administration. She is a member of the University’s Honors Program. Julia serves as the Office Manager and Press Secretary for this project handling administrative tasks, communications, and outreach.

Susana Navarro Agustí
Susana completed her studies of Slavic Philology at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain), where she specialized in Russian language and literature. She completed a full year as an Erasmus student at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). During her studies there, she participated in various research projects in the field of Philology related to Old Russian and Church Slavonic languages, and texts written in these languages. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, she completed a Master’s degree in Medieval Studies and devoted her research to different aspects of Kievan Rus’ history and literature and its relationships with Byzantium. She is currently working as a Spanish Language instructor at Language Life, an online foreign language school.
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