Whilst completing her Master's degree, Olena was an Intern Analyst at a business intelligence company.
Olena studied her undergraduate in Chinese and History at SOAS, University of London. Her research focused on border delineation and modern state formation in East and South-East Asia, and the history of Chinese diaspora communities in Thailand and Malaysia.
Olena is a fluent Russian, Ukrainian, Mandarin and English speaker and has working proficiency in Spanish and French. She has experience conducting discourse analysis research and interviews in different languages, and proficient qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.