Ph.D. in Progress, University of Oregon

June 2019 - June 2024

Ph.D. Candidate. Majoring in Environment and Culture, with emphasis on Russia.

Dissertation title “In a Dark, Dark Wood: Morality, Politics and Ecological Inaction in Russian Forests”  

Master of Sciences, University of Oregon 

September 2016- June 2019 

Majored in Environment and Culture, with emphasis on Russia. 

Specialist of Cultural Studies, St. Petersburg State University 

September 2010-June 2015

Majored in Chinese Culture. 

Certificate in Mandarin, Tianjin Foreign Studies University,  


August 2013 - July 2014 

Chinese Government Scholarship funded one-year Certificate program in Mandarin. 

Selected Professional Training & Certifications 

ICPSR Summer Program

July-August 2022

As a part of this intensive four-week research methods training I took three courses: Data Science and Text Analysis; Statistics and Data Analysis II: The Basics of Regression; Regression Analysis II: Linear Models.

University of Indiana 

August 2018

This four-day "Russian Studies Workshop" introduced me to a variety of research methods used by the Russian studies community and allowed me to present my own work and participate in discussions of other researchers' ongoing projects. 

Michigan State University 

Summer 2021

The certificate ten-week course “Understanding Forest Carbon Management” allowed me to gain important knowledge on forest management and carbon sequestration. 

Northeast Asian Economic Forum’s Young Leaders Program, Hong Kong

August 2017

This two-week intensive training from The Northeast Asia Economic Forum helped me to improve my research, work on collaborative projects, network, and build dialogue with graduate students from the US, Russia, China, and Northeast Asian countries, as well as the policymakers and professors from many prestigious universities.

Cheng Gong University 成功大学, Taiwan

June 2011 - September 2011 

Certificate in Chinese Language, Intensive Summer language training in Mandarin. GPA: 88/100 (3.52/4.0)