Georgi Kasapov


Georgi Kasapov was born in Sofia at the beginning of  the democracy in Bulgaia.A very passionate traveler and active representative of the young social society. 2012 SWT alumnus, Williamsburg, VA.He has a Master’s degree in Law from the SWU “Neofit Rilski,Blagoevgrad.Project manager in the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.Member of the Board of Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club. Member of Mensa Bulgaria.Member of US Ambassador’s Youth Council.





Mariya Sapundzhieva


Mariya Sapundzhieva has a Master’s Degree in Law, Diplomacy and International Relations from New Bulgarian University and National Security and Defence from the “G. S. Rakovski”National Defence Academy.SWT Alumna from 2002, 2003 and 2005, Okaloosa Island, FL.

In the period 2007 – 2009 Ms Sapundzhieva worked for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the 40thNational Assembly. Since 2009 she has been Secretary General of the Bulgarian Euro Atlantic Youth Club and senior project expert in the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria where she has been participating in the organization of a variety International Conferences, Seminars, Project activities,etc. She is interested in the topic of NATO Future, Counter Terrorism, and International Security.
Current positions:
Senior Project and Program expert in the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
Secretary General of the Bulgarian Euro Atlantic Youth Club




Nikolay Bliznakov


Nikolay Bliznakov is a graduate in Commerce of the University of National and World Economy and a Master’s graduate of the New Bulgarian University in International Relations and Affairs. He started his professional development as a Sales and Project Manager at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Bulgaria in 2011, and is currently a B2B Relations Expert in Sensata Technologies. Fascinated with world politics and an avid traveller. SWT Alumni from 2005, 2007, Atlanta, GA.




Kristina Emilova


Kristina Emilova was born in Smolyan, Bulgaria in 1990. She graduated law in Southwest University, Blagoevgrad in 2015. She designed the Summer Work and Travel Alumni organization’s logo. During her working experience she has constantly stood for professionalism, persistence, persuasiveness and communication. The working experience in the Atlantic club in Bulgaria is what motivated her to take part in the creation of Summer Work and Travel Alumni Bulgaria.SWT Alumni from 2011 and 2002, Washington, D.C. She worked as a lifeguard and a pool manager in Washington

DC during the summer season of 2011 and 2012. She had a great experience while working for a prominent company that is why she strongly recommends the program as a great way to spend a good time in the US, working and gaining fantastic



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Mario Grachenov


Mario Grachenov was born in the 1991 in a small, but cold & beautiful town- Bansko. A very active representative and defender of the young society, Mario is double majoring in Political Science and International Relations and Journalism and Mass Communications at the American University in Bulgaria. In 2014 Mario was elected as a Student Government President. Year Later he became the first ever re-elected Student Government President at AUBG.
Charter-President of Rotaract Club Blagoevgrad-American                                             University in Bulgaria 2012. SWT Alumni from 2013                                                     (Nantucket,MA).