Being Russian-American, Sasha has always been interested in competing economic paradigms, especially the consequences of the Cold War in developing countries. After working abroad for several years, including in Argentina, Cambodia, and South Korea, Sasha earned a master’s in international development and economic history from the London School of Economics. She has since worked at the intersection of economics research and policymaking, most recently at University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. In her free time, Sasha makes documentary films and occasionally performs stand-up comedy gigs around London. Sasha is fluent in Russian, English, and Spanish. She has taught courses in economics, globalization, and human rights for Putney’s Pre-College London program, guided a student group to Moscow, led a Putney gap program to Iceland, and has led various Putney Service programs in Vietnam and Costa Rica.