Ph.D. in Progress, University of Oregon

June 2019 - Present

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.

NYI Global Institute of Cultural, Cognitive, and Linguistic Studies

July 2022

This 5th virtual session offered 30 seminars, a series of Solidarity Dialogues, General Lectures, 2 mini-conferences, and several Workshops, all united under the topic of Cultural, Cognitive, and Linguistic studies.

United Nations System Staff College

Fall 2021

This certificate six-week course “Circular Economy and The 2030 Agenda” course explored the application of Circular Economy (CE) practices in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Oregon State Legislature

Winter 2021

This one-week online, asynchronous "Course Redesign Training" allowed me to create a new course syllabus aimed at accommodating students from low-income households. Access the new syllabus here.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, Write Now Program

Winter 2021

This 12-week-long US-wide program aimed at improving time management, accountability, and writing process for PhD students and postdocs was fully sponsored by the University of Oregon.

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.

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)