A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Karyna shared her story at the 2013 Global Youth Forum.

Age: 17

Hometown: Cherkasy, Ukraine

PTPI Chapter: Cherkasy, Ukraine (Light the Way) Student Chapter

My favorite hobbiy is: learning foreign languages. I study five languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, Spanish, and French.

In 10 years, I hope to be: a good mother and wife.

If I were an animal, I would be: an eagle. These birds are powerful. They are free and independent.

I think PTPI is important because: it gives us an image of global peace.

The best moment at the GYF was: when we make literacy kits for children and hygience kits for disabled people.

PTPI Stories

We have 23,700 members around the world, and each has a story to tell. Discover the drives, dreams and ambitions of our PTPI network members, and then share your story with us. It’s how we break down barriers to peace and understanding.


Thank you for your ongoing support for our mission at People to People International. We, as a whole, continue to strive to live up to the legacy of world peace. But every day we make a choice to make a difference. That difference cannot be made without you and your contributions. Only together can we create everlasting peace and only together can we strive for and achieve greatness.

Merrill Eisenhower Atwater joined People to People International as the Chief Operating Officer in January 2018 and in April of that same year, he became Chief Executive Officer.

The People of People to People