Team

The Staff Team consists of girls who have already graduated from the Academy and are returning as team coordinators. They can take the role of JCs, Cs and Volunteers.

JCs

The JCs or Junior Counselors are girls who return as GLOW staff members for the first time. Together with another JC or a C they form a team, responsible for the organisation of the main activities happening during LA GLOW, as well as the supervision of a team of campers during the Academy.

Cs

The Cs or Counselors are girls who have been GLOW staff members for two or three years. Together with a JC they form a team, responsible for the organisation of the main activities happening during LA GLOW, as well as the supervision of a team of campers during the Academy.

Volunteers

The Volunteers are GLOW alumni returning as staff members for the first time. The role of the volunteer includes organisation of various activities, as well as additional assistance provided to the rest of the staff members during the Academy. They are also responsible for providing overall logistic support.

Albena Savova
Camper,
2021

My name is Albena Savova and I am a JC at the GLOW Academy. I was a camper in 2021, and I’m currently working at an outsourcing company, in the field of industrial printers. Three facts about me are that I once sat at the intersection of three countries, I like science, and I love all music genres!

Alexandra Chobanova
Camper,
2020

Hello, lovely people, it’s me - Alexandra Chobanova. I feel so lucky to be able to call myself a C at GLOW LA, especially after being a camper in 2020. I’m currently an English philology student at SU "Sv. Kliment Ohridski". My favourite town is Burgas - I love the sea and Petya Dubarova’s poetry. I'm very fond not only of reading poetry, but also writing it. I am passionate about education and would like to become a teacher one day.

Gabriela Stefanova
Camper,
2021

My name is Gabriela Stefanova and I was a camper at LA GLOW in 2021, I can say it was a truly magical expirience! This year, I have the opportunity to continue the spirit of GLOW by being a JC. I am currently in 12th grade and I study in Vassil Levski High School in Sevlievo. I really love debating and I put a lot of effort to be good at it, but I am also fond of arts - I enjoy painting on clothes and making jewellery. Another fact about me is that I like watching true crime documentaries or series.

Ivana Katsarska
Camper,
2021

My name is Ivana Katsarska. I was a camper at GLOW in 2021 and this year I have the honor to take the position of a JC. I am in my last year of high school in Foreign Language High School “Acad. Lyudmil Stoyanov”, Blagoevgrad. My life revolves around music – I’ve been playing the piano since I was 5 years old. Another two facts about me are that I am a dancer, more specifically modern dances, and I love reading books and watching films about fantasy and romance.

Ivayla Kirilova
Camper,
2021

My name is Ivayla Kirilova and I was a camper in 2021. This year I'm going to be a JC in LA GLOW. I'm currently studying at “Romain Rolland” Foreign Language High School in Stara Zagora. A few fun facts about myself are that I’m an actress with a stage fright; I’m a musician with nonexistent singing skills and I find the German language really beautiful and not aggressive at all.

Kalina Petkova
Camper,
2021

My name is Kalina Petkova and I was a camper in 2021. This year I am continuing my journey at GLOW as JC. I am currently in 10th grade at Joan Ekzarh Language School Vratsa. I started dancing as a kid and have tried zumba, modern and classical ballet, traditional and ballroom dancing, but right now I only dance for fun. I enjoy drawing and reading and dream of traveling the world.

Konstantina Arnaudova
Camper,
2021

My name is Konstantina Arnaudova. I was camper at LA GLOW in 2021 and now I am JC (junior counselor). Currently I am 12th grade, studying at the Ivan Vazov Language High School in Plovdiv. I have a huge smile that never leaves my face. I love animals (especially ducks and dogs). Italy and everything Italian is dear to my heart.

Kristina Mitova
Camper,
2021

Hey there, my name is Kristina Mitova and I am currently 17 years old, by the start of LA GLOW 2022 - 18 years old. I was a camper during the academy’s 2021 edition and now I am a proud JC at it. I am currently in 11th grade at English Language School Geo Milev in Rousse. Interesting fact about me is that I am into linguistics and learning different languages such as English, French, Chinese and South Korean. Another fact about me is that I have been a dancer for 14 years now. Last but not least, I am really into Asian stuff - k-pop (music), k-drama (series and films), etc.

Liya Mihalkova
Camper,
2019

My name is Liya Mihalkova and I was a camper in 2019. The following year I joined the GLOW Staff and currently I am taking the position of a Counselor as well as helping the Social media team. I am a student at the Foreign Language School in Stara Zagora with main languages English and German. I am passionate about photography and photo editing. Something interesting about me is that I enjoy doing a wide range of sports and even want to try some more extreme ones in the future. I am also a dog lover and dream of having a yorkie.

Magdalina Nikolaeva
Camper,
2020

"My name is Magdalina Nikolaeva and I took part in LA GLOW for a first time (as a camper) in 2020✨. This is my second year being part of the staff and I will be taking the position of a Conselor (C) . It's my last year as a student at FLHS ,,Aleko Konstantinov"", Pravets. Here are three facts for me: • I enjoy traveling and even though I've been visited many countries my top destination is EVERYWHERE ✈️🌍 • Spending time at the beach and watching the sunset makes me feel alive 🌅 • Acting, cinema and theatre are my passions 🎭🎬❤️"

Maria Mihaylova
Camper,
2021

My name's Maria Mihaylova and I was a camper in 2021. I am currently the JC of Team 6. I'm also a student at First Language School in Varna. Three facts I can give about myself are, that I do musical theatre, I'm a cat person and lastly I love really obscure facts and personal stories.

Marinela Lyutskanova
Camper,
2021

My name is Marinela Lyutskanova and I was a camper at Glow in 2021. Now I have the honor to be a JC there and continue the GLOW spirit. I am a senior at the Language School in Veliko Tărnovo. One of my dreams is to publish a book. Another two facts about me is that I was a professional athlete and I am vegetarian because of the environment.

Martina Docheva
Camper,
2021

My name is Martina Docheva and I was a camper in 2021. I am now of the volunteers for LA GLOW 2022. I study at the Humanities High School in Plovdiv. Outside of school, I like write, read and watch TV series. One of my biggest passions is dancing - I have been doing it for 11 years now.

Martina Pencheva
Camper,
2021

My name is Martina Pencheva. I was a camper during 2021 and it was one of the best experiences! During GLOW 2022 I will be part of the volunteers team. I'm currently a student in 11 grade at Baba Tonka High School of Mathematics.Something interesting about me is my obsession with animals. I have 4 at the moment and I want more. I give names to all of my stuffed animals. Another interesting fact about me is that I can eat a whole big chocolate by myself without getting sick!

Petia Dimova
Camper,
2019

My name is Petia Dimova and I started my journey at LA GLOW in 2019 as a camper and I am currently a C (Counselor). I am a law student in the Plovdiv University. I love music and I am a singer in a girls choir, another fact about me is that I enjoy driving my car while listening to music. Lastly I have a soft spot for reading romance and fantasy novels in my free time.

Reneta Nikolova
Camper,
2019

Hello! My name is Reneta Nikolova and I am a C in this year's edition of LA GLOW. I was a camper in 2019. One thing I learned from the Academy is that if you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself. I am currently studying in Vassil Levski High School, Sevlievo. Some interesting facts about me are that I am keen on video editing, working for the benefit of society gives me great satisfaction and my motto in life is "Just keep swimming!"

Tereza Todorova
Camper,
2020

Hello, my name is Tereza Todorova and I am going to be a C at the next academy camp in 2022. I was a camper in 2020 and I can say that GLOW has definitely helped my finding my true self. I am from Pavlikeni but I study in FLHS “Ekzarh Jossif I” in Lovech, a magical place for me which has also changed my life in some aspects. I am a person who loves talking in front of people (especially doing debates), finds their emotional fulfilment in the musician band Twenty One Pilots and loves travelling.

Teya Krasteva
Camper,
2021

Hey! My name is Teya Krasteva and I am 16 years old. I was a camper in GLOW in 2021 and I am currently a Junior Counselor at the Academy. I was born in the beautiful city of Velingrad🏞 and at the moment I am a 10th grade student at the 91. German Language School of Sofia📚. Here are 3 funny facts about me: • I enjoy travelling with BDZH🚂! The beautiful landscapes of our amazing nature⛰ touch my heart every time I watch them. I travel by train at least 2 times a week from Sofia to Velingrad and backwards. In fact, last year (2021) I scored 6260km by train! • I am in love with the Bulgarian language✏ and the Bulgarian history📜. As you may guess, I am a true patriot. Reading Bulgarian authors such as Ivan Vazov, Pencho Slaveykov, Dimitar Talev; and extending my knowledge about the life and the rule of the Bulgarian khans and kings is a pleasure for me. • Last, but not least: something funny about me is that I can speak and sing backwards😜. But more about it you will be able to find out if you take part in LA GLOW 2022🥰.

Veselina Nikolova
Camper,
2021

Hi! I am Veselina Nikolova and I was a camper in 2021 - this year I will be taking the role of a volunteer at LA GLOW 2022. A little bit about me - I'm in the 9th grade and study at ELS "Geo Milev"- Ruse with an emphasis on French language. I love Eastern Asia (especially South Korea) culture and food (noodles and sushi). I like traveling and I have been to a lot of countries but my favorite is Poland. Lastly, I like crime novels, movies and cases.

Victoria Veselinova
Camper,
2021

My name is Victoria Veselinova and I was a camper during LA GLOW 2021. This year I'm going to be a Junior Counselor (JC) and I'm also a student at FLHS "Ekzarh Yossif I" in Lovech. I actively encourage and promote authenticity in our society. I am the coach and founder of our debate club in Lovech. I want to become a politician (even a president hopefully) some day and make many positive and innovative reforms in our country.

Yoana Petrova
Camper,
2021

Hello hello! My name is Yoni and I’m a 17 year-old GLOW girl from Ruse. I was a camper in 2021 and am currently a JC. In my free time I love to cook and bake, read cheesy rom-coms and write book reviews on them. My motto in life is “If it won’t matter in 5 years, you shouldn’t spend more than 5 minutes worrying about it."

Alexandra Chobanova
Camper,
2020

Hello, lovely people, it’s me - Alexandra Chobanova. I feel so lucky to be able to call myself a C at GLOW LA, especially after being a camper in 2020. I’m currently an English philology student at SU "Sv. Kliment Ohridski". My favourite town is Burgas - I love the sea and Petya Dubarova’s poetry. I'm very fond not only of reading poetry, but also writing it. I am passionate about education and would like to become a teacher one day.

Liya Mihalkova
Camper,
2019

My name is Liya Mihalkova and I was a camper in 2019. The following year I joined the GLOW Staff and currently I am taking the position of a Counselor as well as helping the Social media team. I am a student at the Foreign Language School in Stara Zagora with main languages English and German. I am passionate about photography and photo editing. Something interesting about me is that I enjoy doing a wide range of sports and even want to try some more extreme ones in the future. I am also a dog lover and dream of having a yorkie.

Magdalina Nikolaeva
Camper,
2020

"My name is Magdalina Nikolaeva and I took part in LA GLOW for a first time (as a camper) in 2020✨. This is my second year being part of the staff and I will be taking the position of a Conselor (C) . It's my last year as a student at FLHS ,,Aleko Konstantinov"", Pravets. Here are three facts for me: • I enjoy traveling and even though I've been visited many countries my top destination is EVERYWHERE ✈️🌍 • Spending time at the beach and watching the sunset makes me feel alive 🌅 • Acting, cinema and theatre are my passions 🎭🎬❤️"

Albena Savova
Camper,
2021

My name is Albena Savova and I am a JC at the GLOW Academy. I was a camper in 2021, and I’m currently working at an outsourcing company, in the field of industrial printers. Three facts about me are that I once sat at the intersection of three countries, I like science, and I love all music genres!

Gabriela Stefanova
Camper,
2021

My name is Gabriela Stefanova and I was a camper at LA GLOW in 2021, I can say it was a truly magical expirience! This year, I have the opportunity to continue the spirit of GLOW by being a JC. I am currently in 12th grade and I study in Vassil Levski High School in Sevlievo. I really love debating and I put a lot of effort to be good at it, but I am also fond of arts - I enjoy painting on clothes and making jewellery. Another fact about me is that I like watching true crime documentaries or series.

Ivana Katsarska
Camper,
2021

My name is Ivana Katsarska. I was a camper at GLOW in 2021 and this year I have the honor to take the position of a JC. I am in my last year of high school in Foreign Language High School “Acad. Lyudmil Stoyanov”, Blagoevgrad. My life revolves around music – I’ve been playing the piano since I was 5 years old. Another two facts about me are that I am a dancer, more specifically modern dances, and I love reading books and watching films about fantasy and romance.

Ivayla Kirilova
Camper,
2021

My name is Ivayla Kirilova and I was a camper in 2021. This year I'm going to be a JC in LA GLOW. I'm currently studying at “Romain Rolland” Foreign Language High School in Stara Zagora. A few fun facts about myself are that I’m an actress with a stage fright; I’m a musician with nonexistent singing skills and I find the German language really beautiful and not aggressive at all.

Kalina Petkova
Camper,
2021

My name is Kalina Petkova and I was a camper in 2021. This year I am continuing my journey at GLOW as JC. I am currently in 10th grade at Joan Ekzarh Language School Vratsa. I started dancing as a kid and have tried zumba, modern and classical ballet, traditional and ballroom dancing, but right now I only dance for fun. I enjoy drawing and reading and dream of traveling the world.

Konstantina Arnaudova
Camper,
2021

My name is Konstantina Arnaudova. I was camper at LA GLOW in 2021 and now I am JC (junior counselor). Currently I am 12th grade, studying at the Ivan Vazov Language High School in Plovdiv. I have a huge smile that never leaves my face. I love animals (especially ducks and dogs). Italy and everything Italian is dear to my heart.

Kristina Mitova
Camper,
2021

Hey there, my name is Kristina Mitova and I am currently 17 years old, by the start of LA GLOW 2022 - 18 years old. I was a camper during the academy’s 2021 edition and now I am a proud JC at it. I am currently in 11th grade at English Language School Geo Milev in Rousse. Interesting fact about me is that I am into linguistics and learning different languages such as English, French, Chinese and South Korean. Another fact about me is that I have been a dancer for 14 years now. Last but not least, I am really into Asian stuff - k-pop (music), k-drama (series and films), etc.

Maria Mihaylova
Camper,
2021

My name's Maria Mihaylova and I was a camper in 2021. I am currently the JC of Team 6. I'm also a student at First Language School in Varna. Three facts I can give about myself are, that I do musical theatre, I'm a cat person and lastly I love really obscure facts and personal stories.

Marinela Lyutskanova
Camper,
2021

My name is Marinela Lyutskanova and I was a camper at Glow in 2021. Now I have the honor to be a JC there and continue the GLOW spirit. I am a senior at the Language School in Veliko Tărnovo. One of my dreams is to publish a book. Another two facts about me is that I was a professional athlete and I am vegetarian because of the environment.

Teya Krasteva
Camper,
2021

Hey! My name is Teya Krasteva and I am 16 years old. I was a camper in GLOW in 2021 and I am currently a Junior Counselor at the Academy. I was born in the beautiful city of Velingrad🏞 and at the moment I am a 10th grade student at the 91. German Language School of Sofia📚. Here are 3 funny facts about me: • I enjoy travelling with BDZH🚂! The beautiful landscapes of our amazing nature⛰ touch my heart every time I watch them. I travel by train at least 2 times a week from Sofia to Velingrad and backwards. In fact, last year (2021) I scored 6260km by train! • I am in love with the Bulgarian language✏ and the Bulgarian history📜. As you may guess, I am a true patriot. Reading Bulgarian authors such as Ivan Vazov, Pencho Slaveykov, Dimitar Talev; and extending my knowledge about the life and the rule of the Bulgarian khans and kings is a pleasure for me. • Last, but not least: something funny about me is that I can speak and sing backwards😜. But more about it you will be able to find out if you take part in LA GLOW 2022🥰.

Victoria Veselinova
Camper,
2021

My name is Victoria Veselinova and I was a camper during LA GLOW 2021. This year I'm going to be a Junior Counselor (JC) and I'm also a student at FLHS "Ekzarh Yossif I" in Lovech. I actively encourage and promote authenticity in our society. I am the coach and founder of our debate club in Lovech. I want to become a politician (even a president hopefully) some day and make many positive and innovative reforms in our country.

Yoana Petrova
Camper,
2021

Hello hello! My name is Yoni and I’m a 17 year-old GLOW girl from Ruse. I was a camper in 2021 and am currently a JC. In my free time I love to cook and bake, read cheesy rom-coms and write book reviews on them. My motto in life is “If it won’t matter in 5 years, you shouldn’t spend more than 5 minutes worrying about it."

Martina Docheva
Camper,
2021

My name is Martina Docheva and I was a camper in 2021. I am now of the volunteers for LA GLOW 2022. I study at the Humanities High School in Plovdiv. Outside of school, I like write, read and watch TV series. One of my biggest passions is dancing - I have been doing it for 11 years now.

Martina Pencheva
Camper,
2021

My name is Martina Pencheva. I was a camper during 2021 and it was one of the best experiences! During GLOW 2022 I will be part of the volunteers team. I'm currently a student in 11 grade at Baba Tonka High School of Mathematics.Something interesting about me is my obsession with animals. I have 4 at the moment and I want more. I give names to all of my stuffed animals. Another interesting fact about me is that I can eat a whole big chocolate by myself without getting sick!

Veselina Nikolova
Camper,
2021

Hi! I am Veselina Nikolova and I was a camper in 2021 - this year I will be taking the role of a volunteer at LA GLOW 2022. A little bit about me - I'm in the 9th grade and study at ELS "Geo Milev"- Ruse with an emphasis on French language. I love Eastern Asia (especially South Korea) culture and food (noodles and sushi). I like traveling and I have been to a lot of countries but my favorite is Poland. Lastly, I like crime novels, movies and cases.

The Sustainability Team is formed by girls who have already been Staff members and, based on their extensive experience, are now responsible for the sustainable development of the organisation. The Sustainability team is divided into Public relations team and Program team.

Public relations team

The Public Relations Team is in charge of maintaining the GLOW website, product development and logistics related to the GLOW shop, managing the GLOW’s social media accounts, as well as any collaborations with partner organisations and arrangement of alumni gatherings.

Program team

The Program Team is responsible for the planning and organisation of the activities occurring during the Academy and training and developing the Staff Team. They also make sure the information taught during the Academy is up-to-date and relevant for the girls attending LA GLOW.

Eleonora Gospodinova
Camper,
2014

My name is Eleonora Gospodinova and I was a camper at Leadership Academy GLOW back in 2014. Currently, aside from studying BSc “International Management and German” at the University of Bath, UK, I am supporting GLOW Association as an Assistant Counsellor. I’d like to think of myself as a very witty person with a true passion for comedy. I enjoy watching comedy skits like SNL and even sometimes writing or filming some with friends. My other main interest is languages: aside from being a former competitor in Mathematical Linguistics, I’m completely fluent in English and German, and I’m currently learning Spanish.

Gabriela Gospodinova
Camper,
2014

My name is Gabriela Gospodinova (Gabby in short) and I joined the GLOW family during 2014 as a camper. At the moment I take the position of Program Director, meaning that I am responsible for the structure and content of the Academy, as well as how prepared our wonderful staff is. GLOW aside, I am currently in my final year in university studying Chemical engineering at the University of Bath. Turning to the fun/interesting facts, I do have a twin sister (scroll around the check whether we look alike), am keen on dancing, especially Salsa, and love solving puzzles and mystery riddles.

Gergana Ivanova
Camper,
2008

I am Gergana, I was a camper in 2008 and I have been part of GLOW ever since. As part of the Sustainability team, I am involved with social media and the recruitment of both staff members and campers. My full time job is like a big GLOW party - I am organizing events for the students at the University of Suffolk. I am a gelato connoisseur and I love travelling.

Gery Galabova
Camper,
2015

My name is Gery Galabova and I was a camper in 2015. I am part of the sustainability team at GLOW, working mostly with the marketing and program teams. Recent graduate of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, UoL. Currently studying MA Editing and Translating at Sofia University, launching passion project “Veshtite” and working on a variety creative projects. I sometimes tell jokes on stage. Drinker of an industrial amount of tea. Accidentally became an ambassador for the word “айляк” when I took part in a viral video, which Bulgarians either loved or hated.

Iva Ivanova
Camper,
2009

Katya Arnaudova
Camper,
2017

My name is Katya Arnaudova and I was a camper in 2017. Since then, I am completely hooked on the GLOW spirit and I can't imagine my life without it so I keep returning each year, this time as part of the Sustainability team in its Marketing division while also being an AC . Besides that, I am a student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and I am trying to figure out what I want to do after I graduate. Some interesting facts about me are that I am really fascinated with psychology and personality tests, I love cooking but I can never follow a recipe strictly and one of my favourite activities is daydreaming.

Liya Mihalkova
Camper,
2019

My name is Liya Mihalkova and I was a camper in 2019. The following year I joined the GLOW Staff and currently I am taking the position of a Counselor as well as helping the Social media team. I am a student at the Foreign Language School in Stara Zagora with main languages English and German. I am passionate about photography and photo editing. Something interesting about me is that I enjoy doing a wide range of sports and even want to try some more extreme ones in the future. I am also a dog lover and dream of having a yorkie.

Lydia Delcheva
Camper,
2017

Hi there! My name is Lydia and I'm a second year medicine student. I was a camper in 2017. Later I had the opportunity to be part of the staff as a JC and C. I must say that being in the big GLOW family has been a wonderful journey and I am more than happy to be in the sustainability team this year. Here are some random facts about me: • I love travelling and meeting new people. • My favourite place is the anywhere near the beach. • I love photography, reading books, listening to different kinds of music and exploring new things. • My hobby is writing stories. The best friendships I have ever created are thanks to GLOW. I’m looking forward to this years’ academy!

Magy Kaleynska
Camper,
2001

Hello, I am Magy Kaleynska Ph.D. and I am the President of GLOW Association. I was a camper in the very first national GLOW camp some twenty years ago and since then I am part of the GLOW staff. I work as a Senior Teaching Staff in the University of Veliko Tarnovo. I teach Civic Education and Theory of Education. Interest facts about me: I have a mommy blog; I have graduated in France and chose to come back to work in Bulgaria.

Margita Kolcheva
Camper,
2009

Hello, my name is Margita Kolcheva or also known as small Magy and I was a camper during the 2009 edition of LA GLOW. Currently, I am GLOW's PR (Public Relations) Director, which means being responsible for the logistics behind the marketing side of GLOW, mainly the website, the online shop, the media accounts and GLOW’s relationships with other organisations and institutions. Outside of GLOW, I work for a telecom company and am responsible for developing its sustainability strategy. When it comes to facts about me: I am interested in the topic of diversity and inclusion; I am attached to my beautiful notebooks where I usually write GLOWing ideas and other plans, sometimes even notes for the various training I lead. On the fun side - being able to cite the lyrics of different songs and rhymed children stories are part of my special skills.

Maria Hristoforova
Camper,
2011

My name is Maria Hristoforova and I was a camper all the way back in 2011. Throughout the years I've taken on many roles as a staff member, but most recently as part of the Sustainability team, I oversee GLOW's brand, social and website identity. I'm currently working as a Product Designer, as part of Uber's Design Team in Amsterdam. Before that, I graduated from a Graphic and Media Design course at the University of Arts London and interned at Shazam. Three facts about me: I've lived in 5 countries; I love boxing; Мy weaknesses are dogs and baby yoda.

Maya Nikolova
Camper,
2015

My name is Maya Nikolova and I am studying Management with Marketing at University of Bath. I was a camper back in 2015 and I am currently an Assistant Counselor at GLOW. 3 facts about me would be: 1. I have a keen interest for philosophy and I am overall very curious about the world around me. 2. I would always choose mountain over sea. 3. The only sports I enjoy are tennis and skiing.

Maylin Lazarova
Camper,
2016

Hello there! My name is Maylin Lazarova and I was a camper back in 2016. I am currently part of the Sustainability Team, while also being an animation student at Bournemouth University. Three (somewhat) interesting facts about me: I really like cats... like really; I own a piece of clothing from every decade since the 60s; I know too much about US politics (don't test me on it, please).

Neda Shishmanova
Camper,
2015

Hi there, I'm Neda Shishmanova and currently a Social Media and Marketing Assistant for GLOW. I'm studying Aquaculture in the University of Stirling, while working and exploring the beautiful Scottish nature around me. I'm in love with the simple things in life, such as blanket scarves, gardens and making my friends laugh. I love keeping myself busy and shuffling different tasks, while also taking care of myself, my mind and my physical health. I was a camper in 2015 and have been involved with GLOW ever since, as I simply can't get enough inspiration and knowledge from all the amazing people involved with this exciting work!

Seda Radoykova
Camper,
2016

Hi everyone - my name is Seda Radoykova. I was a camper in 2016, returned as a JC the following year, and am currently on the Sustainability team of GLOW. In my 'free' time I play the guitar, daydream of adopting a dog - maybe 8 - cook, and learn new things from all walks of life. In my 'not so free' time I am on the crossroad between cell and computational biology which I am pursuing at UCL. I'd like to think that my defining feature is being driven by ubiquitous curiousity for everything there is to know. I am passionate about diversity and education, so I stive to share their virtue far and wide.

Tanya Marinova
Camper,
2017

Hello to everyone reading this! My name is Tanya and I was a camper back in 2017, returned as a JC in 2018 and as a C in 2019. Today I am part of the sustainability team of the Academy. I am a student of Law at Sofia University and most of my time is occupied by reading literature related to my studies. There is no joy like finding a massive online library with every article and book I have ever wanted to read. Apart from studying, I devote time to learning more about art history, hiking and pretty much any outdoor activity. A fun fact about me is that I like deconstructing words. One thing that I have learnt from GLOW is that every girl has the ability to inspire.

Gergana Ivanova
Camper,
2008

I am Gergana, I was a camper in 2008 and I have been part of GLOW ever since. As part of the Sustainability team, I am involved with social media and the recruitment of both staff members and campers. My full time job is like a big GLOW party - I am organizing events for the students at the University of Suffolk. I am a gelato connoisseur and I love travelling.

Gery Galabova
Camper,
2015

My name is Gery Galabova and I was a camper in 2015. I am part of the sustainability team at GLOW, working mostly with the marketing and program teams. Recent graduate of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, UoL. Currently studying MA Editing and Translating at Sofia University, launching passion project “Veshtite” and working on a variety creative projects. I sometimes tell jokes on stage. Drinker of an industrial amount of tea. Accidentally became an ambassador for the word “айляк” when I took part in a viral video, which Bulgarians either loved or hated.

Katya Arnaudova
Camper,
2017

My name is Katya Arnaudova and I was a camper in 2017. Since then, I am completely hooked on the GLOW spirit and I can't imagine my life without it so I keep returning each year, this time as part of the Sustainability team in its Marketing division while also being an AC . Besides that, I am a student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and I am trying to figure out what I want to do after I graduate. Some interesting facts about me are that I am really fascinated with psychology and personality tests, I love cooking but I can never follow a recipe strictly and one of my favourite activities is daydreaming.

Liya Mihalkova
Camper,
2019

My name is Liya Mihalkova and I was a camper in 2019. The following year I joined the GLOW Staff and currently I am taking the position of a Counselor as well as helping the Social media team. I am a student at the Foreign Language School in Stara Zagora with main languages English and German. I am passionate about photography and photo editing. Something interesting about me is that I enjoy doing a wide range of sports and even want to try some more extreme ones in the future. I am also a dog lover and dream of having a yorkie.

Lydia Delcheva
Camper,
2017

Hi there! My name is Lydia and I'm a second year medicine student. I was a camper in 2017. Later I had the opportunity to be part of the staff as a JC and C. I must say that being in the big GLOW family has been a wonderful journey and I am more than happy to be in the sustainability team this year. Here are some random facts about me: • I love travelling and meeting new people. • My favourite place is the anywhere near the beach. • I love photography, reading books, listening to different kinds of music and exploring new things. • My hobby is writing stories. The best friendships I have ever created are thanks to GLOW. I’m looking forward to this years’ academy!

Margita Kolcheva
Camper,
2009

Hello, my name is Margita Kolcheva or also known as small Magy and I was a camper during the 2009 edition of LA GLOW. Currently, I am GLOW's PR (Public Relations) Director, which means being responsible for the logistics behind the marketing side of GLOW, mainly the website, the online shop, the media accounts and GLOW’s relationships with other organisations and institutions. Outside of GLOW, I work for a telecom company and am responsible for developing its sustainability strategy. When it comes to facts about me: I am interested in the topic of diversity and inclusion; I am attached to my beautiful notebooks where I usually write GLOWing ideas and other plans, sometimes even notes for the various training I lead. On the fun side - being able to cite the lyrics of different songs and rhymed children stories are part of my special skills.

Maria Hristoforova
Camper,
2011

My name is Maria Hristoforova and I was a camper all the way back in 2011. Throughout the years I've taken on many roles as a staff member, but most recently as part of the Sustainability team, I oversee GLOW's brand, social and website identity. I'm currently working as a Product Designer, as part of Uber's Design Team in Amsterdam. Before that, I graduated from a Graphic and Media Design course at the University of Arts London and interned at Shazam. Three facts about me: I've lived in 5 countries; I love boxing; Мy weaknesses are dogs and baby yoda.

Maylin Lazarova
Camper,
2016

Hello there! My name is Maylin Lazarova and I was a camper back in 2016. I am currently part of the Sustainability Team, while also being an animation student at Bournemouth University. Three (somewhat) interesting facts about me: I really like cats... like really; I own a piece of clothing from every decade since the 60s; I know too much about US politics (don't test me on it, please).

Neda Shishmanova
Camper,
2015

Hi there, I'm Neda Shishmanova and currently a Social Media and Marketing Assistant for GLOW. I'm studying Aquaculture in the University of Stirling, while working and exploring the beautiful Scottish nature around me. I'm in love with the simple things in life, such as blanket scarves, gardens and making my friends laugh. I love keeping myself busy and shuffling different tasks, while also taking care of myself, my mind and my physical health. I was a camper in 2015 and have been involved with GLOW ever since, as I simply can't get enough inspiration and knowledge from all the amazing people involved with this exciting work!

Seda Radoykova
Camper,
2016

Hi everyone - my name is Seda Radoykova. I was a camper in 2016, returned as a JC the following year, and am currently on the Sustainability team of GLOW. In my 'free' time I play the guitar, daydream of adopting a dog - maybe 8 - cook, and learn new things from all walks of life. In my 'not so free' time I am on the crossroad between cell and computational biology which I am pursuing at UCL. I'd like to think that my defining feature is being driven by ubiquitous curiousity for everything there is to know. I am passionate about diversity and education, so I stive to share their virtue far and wide.

Tanya Marinova
Camper,
2017

Hello to everyone reading this! My name is Tanya and I was a camper back in 2017, returned as a JC in 2018 and as a C in 2019. Today I am part of the sustainability team of the Academy. I am a student of Law at Sofia University and most of my time is occupied by reading literature related to my studies. There is no joy like finding a massive online library with every article and book I have ever wanted to read. Apart from studying, I devote time to learning more about art history, hiking and pretty much any outdoor activity. A fun fact about me is that I like deconstructing words. One thing that I have learnt from GLOW is that every girl has the ability to inspire.

Eleonora Gospodinova
Camper,
2014

My name is Eleonora Gospodinova and I was a camper at Leadership Academy GLOW back in 2014. Currently, aside from studying BSc “International Management and German” at the University of Bath, UK, I am supporting GLOW Association as an Assistant Counsellor. I’d like to think of myself as a very witty person with a true passion for comedy. I enjoy watching comedy skits like SNL and even sometimes writing or filming some with friends. My other main interest is languages: aside from being a former competitor in Mathematical Linguistics, I’m completely fluent in English and German, and I’m currently learning Spanish.

Gabriela Gospodinova
Camper,
2014

My name is Gabriela Gospodinova (Gabby in short) and I joined the GLOW family during 2014 as a camper. At the moment I take the position of Program Director, meaning that I am responsible for the structure and content of the Academy, as well as how prepared our wonderful staff is. GLOW aside, I am currently in my final year in university studying Chemical engineering at the University of Bath. Turning to the fun/interesting facts, I do have a twin sister (scroll around the check whether we look alike), am keen on dancing, especially Salsa, and love solving puzzles and mystery riddles.

Gergana Ivanova
Camper,
2008

I am Gergana, I was a camper in 2008 and I have been part of GLOW ever since. As part of the Sustainability team, I am involved with social media and the recruitment of both staff members and campers. My full time job is like a big GLOW party - I am organizing events for the students at the University of Suffolk. I am a gelato connoisseur and I love travelling.

Gery Galabova
Camper,
2015

My name is Gery Galabova and I was a camper in 2015. I am part of the sustainability team at GLOW, working mostly with the marketing and program teams. Recent graduate of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, UoL. Currently studying MA Editing and Translating at Sofia University, launching passion project “Veshtite” and working on a variety creative projects. I sometimes tell jokes on stage. Drinker of an industrial amount of tea. Accidentally became an ambassador for the word “айляк” when I took part in a viral video, which Bulgarians either loved or hated.

Iva Ivanova
Camper,
2009

Katya Arnaudova
Camper,
2017

My name is Katya Arnaudova and I was a camper in 2017. Since then, I am completely hooked on the GLOW spirit and I can't imagine my life without it so I keep returning each year, this time as part of the Sustainability team in its Marketing division while also being an AC . Besides that, I am a student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and I am trying to figure out what I want to do after I graduate. Some interesting facts about me are that I am really fascinated with psychology and personality tests, I love cooking but I can never follow a recipe strictly and one of my favourite activities is daydreaming.

Lydia Delcheva
Camper,
2017

Hi there! My name is Lydia and I'm a second year medicine student. I was a camper in 2017. Later I had the opportunity to be part of the staff as a JC and C. I must say that being in the big GLOW family has been a wonderful journey and I am more than happy to be in the sustainability team this year. Here are some random facts about me: • I love travelling and meeting new people. • My favourite place is the anywhere near the beach. • I love photography, reading books, listening to different kinds of music and exploring new things. • My hobby is writing stories. The best friendships I have ever created are thanks to GLOW. I’m looking forward to this years’ academy!

Margita Kolcheva
Camper,
2009

Hello, my name is Margita Kolcheva or also known as small Magy and I was a camper during the 2009 edition of LA GLOW. Currently, I am GLOW's PR (Public Relations) Director, which means being responsible for the logistics behind the marketing side of GLOW, mainly the website, the online shop, the media accounts and GLOW’s relationships with other organisations and institutions. Outside of GLOW, I work for a telecom company and am responsible for developing its sustainability strategy. When it comes to facts about me: I am interested in the topic of diversity and inclusion; I am attached to my beautiful notebooks where I usually write GLOWing ideas and other plans, sometimes even notes for the various training I lead. On the fun side - being able to cite the lyrics of different songs and rhymed children stories are part of my special skills.

Maria Hristoforova
Camper,
2011

My name is Maria Hristoforova and I was a camper all the way back in 2011. Throughout the years I've taken on many roles as a staff member, but most recently as part of the Sustainability team, I oversee GLOW's brand, social and website identity. I'm currently working as a Product Designer, as part of Uber's Design Team in Amsterdam. Before that, I graduated from a Graphic and Media Design course at the University of Arts London and interned at Shazam. Three facts about me: I've lived in 5 countries; I love boxing; Мy weaknesses are dogs and baby yoda.

Maya Nikolova
Camper,
2015

My name is Maya Nikolova and I am studying Management with Marketing at University of Bath. I was a camper back in 2015 and I am currently an Assistant Counselor at GLOW. 3 facts about me would be: 1. I have a keen interest for philosophy and I am overall very curious about the world around me. 2. I would always choose mountain over sea. 3. The only sports I enjoy are tennis and skiing.

Maylin Lazarova
Camper,
2016

Hello there! My name is Maylin Lazarova and I was a camper back in 2016. I am currently part of the Sustainability Team, while also being an animation student at Bournemouth University. Three (somewhat) interesting facts about me: I really like cats... like really; I own a piece of clothing from every decade since the 60s; I know too much about US politics (don't test me on it, please).

Neda Shishmanova
Camper,
2015

Hi there, I'm Neda Shishmanova and currently a Social Media and Marketing Assistant for GLOW. I'm studying Aquaculture in the University of Stirling, while working and exploring the beautiful Scottish nature around me. I'm in love with the simple things in life, such as blanket scarves, gardens and making my friends laugh. I love keeping myself busy and shuffling different tasks, while also taking care of myself, my mind and my physical health. I was a camper in 2015 and have been involved with GLOW ever since, as I simply can't get enough inspiration and knowledge from all the amazing people involved with this exciting work!

Seda Radoykova
Camper,
2016

Hi everyone - my name is Seda Radoykova. I was a camper in 2016, returned as a JC the following year, and am currently on the Sustainability team of GLOW. In my 'free' time I play the guitar, daydream of adopting a dog - maybe 8 - cook, and learn new things from all walks of life. In my 'not so free' time I am on the crossroad between cell and computational biology which I am pursuing at UCL. I'd like to think that my defining feature is being driven by ubiquitous curiousity for everything there is to know. I am passionate about diversity and education, so I stive to share their virtue far and wide.