Farrell Styers – Director
Farrell has spent the past several years developing a career as a media analyst in the Middle East and, most recently, Central Asia. He specializes in quantitative analysis and has previously worked for various clients and government organizations in Washington, DC, and Baghdad, Iraq. He studied International Relations at the George Washington University. He has a true appreciation for well-constructed infographics and is a stickler for trends with statistical significance. A native English speaker, he is also conversational in Egyptian Arabic and is currently studying Russian.
Kirstin Styers – Deputy Director
Kirstin studied Middle Eastern Studies at the George Washington University before working as a media analyst in Baghdad, Iraq. She manages Oxus’ English-language social media and online presence and also takes many of the photographs that appear on the Oxus website. In addition to her native English, Kirstin has dabbled in French, Arabic, and is currently studying Russian.
Saltanat Usubalieva – Researcher
Saltanat began working at Oxus International in 2012. She is a recent graduate of the American University of Central Asia’s International and Comparative Politics department. She is originally from Batken province, in southern Kyrgyzstan, and she speaks fluent Kyrgyz, Russian, English and Turkish.
Aziza Duishenova – Office Manager
Aziza began working at Oxus International in 2012 after working for the Belgian consulting firm Greenbridge for over a year. She brings her expert organizational and administration skills to help manage the daily tasks of running the Oxus International office.
May 2012: (back row, L-R) JT Feeney (summer intern), Farrell Styers (Director), Kirstin Styers (Deputy Director). (front row) Anara Alieva, Altynai Myrzabekova, Meerim Maturaimova (Researchers)