Born July 5, 1972 in Kyiv.
Higher education. In 1994 graduated from the Ukrainian State Pedagogical University named after M.P. Dragomanov and received an honors degree in defectology.
Bachelor and Master in International Relations, referent-translator from English at the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, from which she graduated in 1998.
In 1993 she studied international relations at the State University of Montana (USA) and in 1992 - the course "History of Ukraine. Ukrainian Literature" in summer school at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University (USA).
She started her career in 1993 as project manager at the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research in Kyiv, where she later headed the Department of International Relations.
From 1998 to 2002 she worked at the Kyiv Center of the Institute "East-West" as project manager and during one year worked as director of the Center.
During 5 years (from 2002 to 2007) worked as correspondent of Ukrainian Service BBC Radio in the USA (Washington) and in the Caucasus (Tbilisi).
Since October 2007 worked as deputy director of programs, and later - as director of the international charity organization “Open Ukraine Foundation”. Was responsible for strategic planning and operational implementation of the Foundation's programs aimed at supporting Ukraine international cooperation, public diplomacy, promoting a positive image of the country, international dialogue on security issues.
From mid-2011 led Yalta European Strategy - an international independent network aiming to promote the development of fair, democratic and prosperous Ukraine and support the reforms required for European integration of Ukraine.
From November 2014 was elected people’s deputy of Ukraine, worked as First Deputy of Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Foreign Affairs, headed the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Co-author of the book "Black Sea Region: Cooperation and security."
Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Understands and speaks Polish, Hungarian and Georgian.
Married. Has two daughters.
On April 14, 2016, was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
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