Alina Nychyk is a PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Manchester. Her research looks at Ukraine’s strategic decision-making in relations with Russia and EU during the conflict in Ukraine. Alina has Bachelor Degree in International Economics from Kyiv National Economic University and Master Degree in International Economic Relations from Wroclaw University of Economics (both with the highest distinctions). As an exchange student, she has studied at Gazi University in Ankara and at Goethe University in Frankfurt on Main.
Alina gained diverse experience in international companies (Hewlett Packard, Dreberis consulting), NGOs (Polish Forum of Young Diplomats, Ukraine Democracy Initiative, Promote Ukraine) and European institutions (European Commission and European Parliament). Apart from her scholarly work, Alina is a social activist, dealing with women’s empowerment, democracy and EU-Ukraine integration. Now, she is an elected member of the board of the association Professional Government of Ukraine.