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A black-and-white photo of a woman with choppy, shoulder-length hair parted to the side. Although she is looking at the camera, her head is turned to the left side. She wears a t-shirt with the words "UKRAINE." Behind her are three graphic circles: one dark blue, one teal and one white.

Alexandra Kutas

Leaders Europe 2023

Role

Ukraine Program Lead, Choose Love

Location

Ukraine

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Biography

Alexandra Kutas leads the Ukraine program at the humanitarian aid organization, Choose Love. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Choose Love works across 26 countries to elevate the voices and visibility of refugees, and provides critical support services to refugees along migration routes globally. Previously, Alexandra worked as a military psychotherapist in a combat hospital during the Russian invasion of Donbas in 2014 and later co-founded Puffins, an adaptive clothing line of fashionable outerwear for people with disabilities. After the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, she redirected her efforts to work in the humanitarian sector and support Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced people. Alexandra is also the world’s first runway model in a wheelchair, and her award-winning modeling career has spanned Asia, Europe, and North America. She is based in the United Kingdom.