Halyna Pechenizka is a graduated of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University and received her Master’s degree in Psychology, Teacher. She also holds a degree from the Kharkiv City School of Arts for Teenagers and Adults, named after Anton Lagoshin.
Using her background in art and psychology, she has extensively worked with adults and children, and believes that these experiences have informed her work as an illustrator, particularly children’s books. Before the Russian invasion, she had been working as a kindergarten school psychologist.
Halyna Pechenizka is also a graduate of H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Singing, Teacher. In Ukraine, her passion for music and opera arias took expression in her many performances, both in solo concerts and involvement in choir.
This year both above-mentioned universities and the kindergarten where she worked, like many other educational buildings in Ukraine, were attacked by Russian air strikes.