Plussed Diplomat⁺ Nika Ogievetsky is the Manager of Plussed, working with a team of highly experienced and innovative education professionals to realize the overall mission and direction of PLUSSED+. She is responsible for developing and implementing the business model, growing a global network of partners to work with PLUSSED+ and establishing a robust growth strategy. Nika holds a Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as an MBA with a concentration in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During her time at RPI, she worked with a number of startups as a consultant, helping them develop their marketing, scaling, target market and legal strategies. She has had experience in teaching/tutoring (at the university and school levels) in subjects such as Materials Science, Debate, Math, Earth Science and Creative Writing. Nika feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to over 20 countries with extended or long term residences in three of them (Russia, US and Scotland, UK).