Svitlana Krasynska

PhD in Leadership Studies

Svitlana Krasynska is a doctoral student in Leadership Studies, with a specialization in Nonprofit & Philanthropic Management. Her research is focused on the nonprofit sector, grassroots organizations, and civil society in the U.S., Ukraine and Eastern Europe. 

Prior to entering the doctoral program at SOLES, Svitlana was involved with a multitude of local, national and international nonprofits, serving as volunteer, board member, executive director, and consultant for over a decade. While at USD, she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at Caster Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research. She has founded and currently leads the International Third Sector Network (I3SN), a student group supporting and promoting international third sector research among USD graduate students.

Svitlana holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from USD and a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from National University.  Born and raised in Ukraine, Svitlana is fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian languages.