• lifelong travel| human-centered-design| startups & tech | art & film | cultural history| composition

    "re-creating,re-inventing, re-discovering"

  • A Californian of Chinese and Russian ancestry, Elizabeth Ulanova simultaneously worked and studied abroad in Asia for almost 3 years after finishing high school early. With professional experience as a privatized international liaison officer, newspaper editor, and a corporate trainer (in addition to studying Chinese humanities) - Elizabeth returned to the US beginning 2016. Although initially relocating to Boston to study social and computer sciences, Elizabeth also developed website startups in adjacent to being her biotech firm’s first ever entrepreneur-in-residence. With interests in human-centered design at the intersection of visual arts, cultural history and technology - Elizabeth transferred to Columbia University in New York beginning September 2016. She served Ivy Council as a head delegate, national vice president of technology, and its current national president.

     

    An intense admirer of art and culture, Elizabeth has a lifelong love of traveling and has currently visited countries in 5 continents. Her hobbies range from dance and writing to obsessions with history, vintage postcards, and mental health advocacy. She is constantly trying to re-invent and re-create her passions as she discovers and re-discovers the world around her.

  • My Craft

    My research and artistry come in two folds, 1) exploring the inevitable overlaps between technology and culture through art and film whilst also 2) studying traditional art abstractions as a gateway to terraforming au-courant technology.

  • Current Positions (Past Positions on Linkedin)

    Full Resume and Cover Letter at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethlulanova

    Columbia University (New York)

    BA Degree Candidate in Multidiscinplinary Visual Arts , September 2016 - present

    •Honors: Dean's List, Leadership Service Award, Senior Thesis Stipend Award, Honors Independent Study (Prof. Matthew Buckingham), Honors Senior Thesis I&II

    •Activities: Ivy Council (National President&VP Technology), Ivy Council(Head Delegate for Columbia), First Generation Advisory Board, Ivy Policy Conference (Tech Director), Orientation Leader, Northern Lights" Gala (Design Chair), Peer Mentor, Fine Arts Society

    •Courses Taken: Visual Art, Art History, Film, Architecture in addition to Columbia's CORE that includes Literature, Academic Writing, Biological Sciences, Global History&Politics, Music, Art, and Dance (PE).

     

    Note: Transferred from 2 previous universities that intensively focused on (in collegiate order) 1) foreign language &humanities, and 2) social and computer sciences

    president december 2016 - present

    1. '18-19, National President of IVC Executive Board

    2. '17-18, National Vice President of Technology of IVC Executive Board
    3. '17-18, Head Delegate of Columbia University of IVC Steering Board
    4. '16-17, Director of Technology for the 2017 Ivy Policy Conference

     

    •Leads all executive efforts for the national Ivy Council executive board that oversees the Ivy chapters of all 8 Ivy League schools as well the annual Ivy Leadership Summit, Ivy Policy Conference, Ivy Corps, Ivy Inspire, and the International Ivy Council delegations (IVY-Russia, IVY-China, UN Youth Commission-Ivy Council)

    •Creation and implementation of Ivy Council Alumni Association and re-establishment of Board of Governors with internal and financial teams
    •Creation and implementation of conference websites, applications, and technical rehearsals.
    •Digital marketing strategy, advertisement, execution, and content through web and video-based outlets.

    Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation (Boston)

    Entrepreneur in Residence Mar 2016 – September 2016

    Richi's first ever entrepreneur-in-residence, first American employee and youngest employee.
    •Works directly with both Richi's president as well as executive board on Richi's first-of-a-kind programs, and its subordinate initiatives & incubator (primarily "Richi's Social Entrepreneurs")
    •Supports foundation in conjunction to the incubation of my startup "Penpairs.org"

    •Supported 15 of Richi's portfolio startups that ranged from life sciences, biotechnology, education to digital tech.

    WorstRomance.com, Penpairs.org, StartupGrave.com (Boston&New York)

    Founder Mar 2016 – Present

    1) Penpairs.org : "A Meaningful Connection" 

    Tackling social isolation and loneliness for persons of all ages and backgrounds - Penpairs connects the world as virtual penpals to patients through a global social network.


    2) WorstRomance.com : "It can always be worse"


    3) StartupGrave.com : "Where failed startups go to die"

    •Business modeling, market research,visual design, prototyping, and user testing.
    •Private beta launched spring 2016, Entered social incubator program (Top 15 Richi) summer 2016

    For positions prior to March 2016, please refer to Linkedin

  • ONGOING PROJECTS

    COLUMBIA STUDIOS:

    Architecture & Mixed Media Studios

    Fall 2016:

    1. Design Futures Studio Project 1: "Energy Calendar"

    COMPLETED

    2. Design Futures Studio Project 2: "Wearable Resume"

    COMPLETED

    3. Design Futures Studio Project 3: "Interventional Device"

    COMPLETED

     

    Spring 2017:

    1. Intro To Arch Studio Project 1: Perception, What is Outside on the Inside, What is Inside on the Outside

    COMPLETED

     

    Fall 2017:

    1. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 1: "A Day In My Sandal"

    COMPLETED

    2. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 2: "Depressions of Love"

    COMPLETED

    3. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 3: "Constructions From Nature"

    COMPLETED

    4. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 4: "Human Body By Tape"

    COMPLETED

    5. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 5: "Surrealist Image"

    COMPLETED

    6. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 6: "Self Portrait

    COMPLETED

    7. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 7: "Collectibles"

    COMPLETED

    8. Mixed Media Studio:

    Project 8: "Final Project: Narratus"

    COMPLETED

    COLUMBIA STUDIOS:

    Fine Art : Painting & Drawing Studios

    Spring 2017:

    1. Drawing Studio Project Part 1: "Patere" - Photography in Black and White

    COMPLETED

    2. Drawing Studio Project Part 2: "Patere" - Drawing in Charcoal and Watercolor markers

    COMPLETED

     

    Summer 2017:

    1. History Class: Masterpieces of Western Art

    COMPLETED

     

    Fall 2017:

    1. Drawing II Studio

    A. Plant Based Study Project

    COMPLETED

    B. Human Vertebrae Project

    COMPLETED

    C. Metamorphosis Project

    IN PROGRESS

     

    2. Painting I Studio

    A. Vogue Replica

    COMPLETED

    B. Paint From Imagination

    COMPLETED

    C. Self Choice Painting

    COMPLETED

    D. Self Portrait Painting

    COMPLETED

    E. Painting from Nature Painting

    COMPLETED

    F. Trip-Tych Painting

    COMPLETED

    G. Final Large Studio Painting "Impressions"

    COMPLETED

    G. Final Medium Studio Painting "Ochre"

    COMPLETED

     

    Spring 2018:

    1. Paint From Imagination 'Escape'

    COMPLETED

    2.Paint From Imagination 'Void'

    COMPLETED

    3.Paint From Imagination 'Calm Down'

    COMPLETED

    COLUMBIA STUDIOS:

    Film Laboratories & Video Studios

    Fall 2016:

    1. Fiction Film Lab: Short Film "You"

    COMPLETED

    2. Fiction Film Lab: Short Film "Park"

    COMPLETED

    3. Fiction Film Lab: Short Film "Dodge"

    COMPLETED

    4. Fiction Film Lab: Final Original Short Film "Zane" COMPLETED

     

    Fall 2017:

    1. Beginning Video Studio:

    "Fake" : A Conceptual Art Video

    COMPLETED

    2. Beginning Video Studio:

    "After Suicide" : A Documentary

    COMPLETED

    3. Beginning Video Studio:

    "Facets" : A Narrative

    COMPLETED

    4. Beginning Video Studio:​

    "Remember" : A Short Conceptual Film​

    COMPLETED

     

    Spring 2018:

    1.Advanced Video Studio:

    A. "Voices"

    A World Where Our Thoughts Can Be Heard

    COMPLETED

     

    Fall 2018:

    B."Tin Man"

    A World Where Our Emotions Subside"

    IN PROGRESS

    COLUMBIA STUDIOS:

    Fine Art : Printmaking & Sculpture Studios

    Summer 2017:

    1. Printmaking Silkscreen Studio:

    A. Black and White Original Photography Print

    COMPLETED

    B. 2 Color Original Text Print

    COMPLETED

    C. 3 Color Original Print (Hand-drawn)

    COMPLETED

    D. 3 Color Original Print (Digitally-drawn)

    COMPLETED

     

    Spring 2018:

    1. Sculpture 1 Studio

    A. WoodWork Sculpture

    "Elements"

    COMPLETED

    B. Plaster + Projection Mapping Sculpture

    "Cracked"

    COMPLETED

    C. MetalWork Sculpture + Projection Mapping Installation

    'Human Wifi'

    COMPLETED

    Ivy Council Technology Projects

    Spring 2017 - Present

    Ivy Council Executive Board Technology Relaunch:

     

    1. Main IVC Website

     

    2. Year-Round IPC Website

     

    3. Year-Round ILS Website

     

     

     

    A Meaningful Connection​

    Tackling social isolation and loneliness for persons of all ages and backgrounds - Penpairs connects the world as virtual penpals through a global social network.

     

    Project Timeline: Began March 2016 - Present (Currently on Hiatus until Fall 2018)

     

    It Can Always Be Worse​

    Your real life stories of THEE worst breakups, dates, hookups, rejections, and pick-up lines.

     

    Project Timeline: Began May 2016 - Present (Currently on Hiatus until Fall 2018)

    Where Startups Go To Die (Properly)

    Give your failed startup a proper funeral or have a stroll in our lovely graveyard.

     

    Project Timeline: Began May 2016 - Present (Currently on Hiatus until Fall 2018)

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  • My Interests&Hobbies

    Interests + Loves

    +All-Time-Favorites

    Interests

    Social Entrepreneurship. Human-Centered-Design. Architecture+Visual Arts+Technology. Digital + Written + Fine Arts. Liberal Politics. Humanitarianism

    Loves

    World Travel. Dance. History and Humanities. Live Performances. Vintage Postcards. Hulu Binges.

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    All-Time-Favorites

    • Movies: The Joy Luck Club, 12 Angry Men, Mona Lisa Smile, Blood Diamond, My Cousin Vinny, Murder on the Orient Express, Lion, Bride&Prejudice(Bollywood)
    • Books: The Great Gatsby, The Case Against Perfection, White House Diary: Jimmy Carter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Joy Luck Club, The Outsiders, Tell Them We Remember
    • Live Shows: Wicked, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
    • TV Shows: Boy Meets World
    • Cartoons: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Korra, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited
  • My Travel Log

    "Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth."

    North America

    All of California,

    Honolulu,

    St.Louis,

    Dallas,

    Austin,

    Houston,

    Las Vegas,

    Chicago,

    Portland,

    Phoenix,

    Denver,

    Salt Lake City,

    Detroit,

    Oklahoma City,

    Topeka,

    Albuquerque,

    Indianapolis,

    Boston,

    New York City,

    Philadelphia,

    Seattle,

    Washington DC,

    Jersey City,

    The Hamptons,

    Shelter Island

    TRAVEL MILESTONES:

    1. Flew 22 times in 2015

     

    2. Lived directly with 112+ nationalities in CQU's international commune


    3. Roadtripped across the US and back in 2007

     

    4. Been to countries in 5 continents thus far

     

    5. All time favorites: Rabat (Morroco), Belgrade (Serbia), and Victoria (Hong Kong).

    East & Southeast Asia

    Beijing,

    Tianjin,

    Shanghai,

    Chongqing,

    Three Gorges,

    Chengdu,

    Guangzhou,

    Dongguan,

    Huizhou,

    Shanwei,

    Hong Kong,

    Macau,

    Ningbo,

    HeiShanGu(Black Mountain), ZhongXian,

    KuangShan,

    WuLong,

    Wuhan,

    Gansu

    Bangkok

    Hua Hin

    Western &Eastern Europe

    Paris (France),

    London (England),

    Normandy (France),

    Deauville&Touville (France),

    Berlin (Germany), Leipzig(Germany),

    Halle (Germany),

    Venice (Italy),

    Dresden(Germany),

    Zittau (Germany),

    Belgrade (Serbia)

    Rome (Italy),

    Florence (Italy),

    Vatican City (Vatican),

    Scandinavia

    Helsinki (Finland),

    Reykjavik (Iceland),

    Keflavik (Iceland),

    Mosfellsbær (Iceland)

    British North America / Carribean

    St.Georges (Bermuda),

    Paget (Bermuda),

    Hamilton (Bermuda)

    Africa

    Casablanca (Morocco),

    Rabat (Morocco),

    Agadir (Morocco)

    Latin America

    Tijuana, Mexico

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Oceana

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Mangere, New Zealand

    Ihumatoe, New Zealand

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand

    Rangitoto Island, New Zealand

    Devonport, New Zealand

    Takapuna, New Zealand

    Middle East

    Doha (Qatar),

    Tel Aviv (Israel - TBD),

    Jerusalem (Israel - TBD)

  • Contact

    E's Email

    elizabethlulanova@gmail.com

    elizabeth.ulanova@columbia.edu

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