Daria is a regional research officer for Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, based in Moscow. She has previously held a range of short-term research positions with the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Transparency International, and European office of World Health Organisation, focusing on gender and other social inequalities in access to social services in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union.
Daria holds two masters degrees in Women's and Gender Studies from the Central European University, Hungary, and from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She also holds a masters degree in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford. She speaks Russian, English, German, Spanish and Italian.