Bogdana Torbina graduated from the University of Toronto, earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and Book & Media Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in European and Russian Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Bogdana’s research interests include the domestic and international development of the post-Soviet states, especially the socio-political and economic challenges facing independent Ukraine. In addition to being a Junior Research Fellow at the NAOC, Bogdana is an active member of the Ukrainian Canadian community. Utilizing her legal experience, she volunteered as a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) Visa Interpreter for the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada in Warsaw, Poland. Currently, she works for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch, as a Major Community Event Coordinator and a Research Assistant at the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium.