Interview with Oksana Gartvich

January 13, 2022
Yasmina Ibsen

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?    

I grew up in Uzbekistan in its capital city, Tashkent, where I went to school. I was there until I turned 19.

What sparked your interest in Science?

I strive to have an in-depth understanding of everything and have a drive to keep digging till I find the truth.

Did you have any specific role models? If so, who were they?

All the people I have encountered in my life, regardless of their impact or whether they were good or bad. Many of them taught me valuable lessons. There is no one role model for me.

What would you say to a young person considering a career in science or computers?

Be open-minded and learn fast. Don't be afraid to try.

Wha tis important to you personally? I.e., What things do you value most in life?

Integrity. On a personal level and an organizational level as well. Be true to yourself, hold onto your values. Don't be afraid of that. That's what's important.

What are some of the challenges you have faced either in your career or personally that you feel have helped you become the successful person you are?  

Working with  people from different cultures and personalities, transforming teams and products to achieve desired outcomes, convincing, enabling, and inspiring when status quo is maintained and no one believes there is a chance of change.

What do you enjoy about being part of the Studylog team?

We are a great match. I feel the freedom to be myself. Studylog has a great culture and a wonderful mission, kind people here, open-minded. Definitely.

Do you have a favorite Studylog feature?

I’m a software engineer- I really like the Studylog Desktop architecture, how object-oriented it is.

What do you do for fun?

I love taking fun day trips. When I go, I don't know where or what I’m going to do. I'm just going somewhere. I may be driving with my daughter or myself, finding random adventures one after another, completely forgetting about any plans or problems, and returning in the evening when the light is gone fully refreshed.I like reading, cooking, photographing, creating art, and handcrafting.