As soon as Irina moved to Kharkov in 2004, she knew which area of psychology she would specialize in – treating children with special needs and their families. Today, she is the coordinator of Jewish Family Services for the city’s Hesed Shaare Tikva. In this position, she supports parents of children at risk. She also initiated a citywide photography exhibition entitled “We Are All Different, But All Equal: An Inclusive Society”. Irina firmly believes in the potential of each individual and in the power of teamwork.