US-UK dual national
International Technology & Trade Associates (ITTA) (Analyst) – Washington, DC Apr 2012 – Present
- Provide strategic consulting, including technology procurement strategy, to foreign clients seeking to do business with US government and US defense industrial base, as well as preparation of project proposals
- Produce detailed reports for international clients, providing analysis of trends in aerospace and space technologies
- Conduct research on US defence industrial complex, including in-person meetings with manufacturers
- Written reports on, among others, the Commercial Remote Sensing Industry in the United States and Canada, Non-traditional Space Companies, US Export Control of Satellite Technology, and US Cybersecurity Policy
Wikistrat (Researcher) – London, UK Dec 2011 – May 2012
- Contributed online analysis on energy and national security issues in Russia and the FSU; e.g. commentary on the South Stream pipeline published by the Atlantic Sentinel
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Research Consultant) – Washington, DC Jan 2009 – Sept 2010
- Leader of the CSIS Human Rights & Security program’s Violence in the North Caucasus project, including the management of grants and associated budgets, the rapporteur of conferences, as well as the handling of communications with donors and press on project-related matters
- Advised media and senior CSIS staff, as well as government and non-government personnel, on the latest developments in the North Caucasus; e.g. analysis quoted in a January 2011 Toronto Star article: Russia Struggles to Stamp out Terrorism
- Prepared presentations for policy briefings to support analysis, and produced online reports that visually illustrated trends in the levels of violence in the North Caucasus that were cited by numerous news agencies, including the NY Times and Washington Post
- Conducted open source research and analysis on issues of governance and democracy in Russia and the FSU, in addition to maintaining a database of all recorded incidents of violence in the North Caucasus
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Intern) – Washington, DC Sept 2008 – Dec 2008
- Provided research and analytical support to the Russia & Eurasia Program’s senior scholars, focusing on energy and natural resources in the region, as well as assessing Russian foreign direct investment
- Reported findings of seminars, conferences, and Congressional hearings on issues pertaining to Russia and Eurasia to senior team members, in addition to assisting with translation and general administrative tasks
Deloitte CIS (Year-long Work Placement) – Moscow, Russia Sept 2006 – Sept 2007
- Managed a portfolio of Deloitte CIS internal print and online publications, as well as editing official documents dealing with complex business, financial and legal issues
- Played a key support role on the successful 2007 Deloitte CIS Private Equity Survey, which assessed the status of the Russian private equity market, and received unprecedented coverage in the national media; e.g. Vedemosti
Department of War Studies, King’s College – London, UK Sept 2010 – Jan 2012 Master of Arts – International Conflict Studies
- Coursework on: security and development in Russia and Central Asia, international proliferation, the theory of international conflict, dissertation on the insurgency in Dagestan
University of Bristol – Bristol, UK Sept 2004 – June 2008 Bachelor of Arts – Politics & Russian
- Awarded a distinction in final Russian language exam
Pushkin Institute of Russian Language – Moscow, Russia July 2003 – May 2004
Certificate in Russian language studies
Eton College – Windsor, UK Sept 1998 – June 2003
A Levels in Russian, Politics and English Literature
“The North Caucasus: Russia’s Volatile Frontier” (a CSIS report) March 2011
“Violence in the North Caucasus” (a series of online publications) Nov 2008 - Aug 2010
Language skills; Russian (fluent), Czech (elementary).
Computer skills; Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
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