Born in 1978 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. MA in Economics from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. More than 10 years professional experience of working with Russian and international media. Reuters Foundation fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University (2006). Participant of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley (2012). Since 2006 – project manager with the German-Russian Exchange (www.austausch.org), head of the German-Russian Office of Environmental Information (www.rnei.de). Since 2008 is an observer of the UN Climate negotiation process (UNFCCC). Teaches at the Faculty of Journalism, St.Petersburg State University http://eng.jf.spbu.ru/, while at the same time writing a Ph. D. thesis on environmental journalism.