ImagesSvetlana Kondakova

Enrichment Program Manager

"Chess is not only knowledge and logic". Alexander Alekhine

continuing the brilliant quote of The 4th World Chess Champion.... chess is fun, chess is friends, chess is community...

After completing my MA in Social and Economic studies in Vienna, Austria,  and Ph.D. in Economics, I worked for major financial and biotech companies all over the world for years. I enjoy working with the people of different cultures and backgrounds. I am a frequent volunteer:  I am  "at home" from my kids' classrooms, school library and lunch serving to BAC major tournaments. I am a mother to the two "Irish twins", who are in love with chess, and are enthusiastic competitive chess players.

I am proud to be a part of Bay Area Chess community and help Transform Lives Through Chess along with my highly-professional, hard-working colleagues @ BAC!

Please let me know if you need any help or have any questions :).