Bogdana Torbina

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. Bogdana is the Chief of Staff at the NATO Association of Canada where she coordinates NATO’s 75th anniversary events and initiatives across the country. She is also 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. Bogdana has also previously worked for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch, as a Major Community Event Coordinator and a Research Assistant at the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium. Bogdana is currently based in Brussels where she conducts research on EU enlargement and Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction at the Centre for European Policy Studies.