Nadiya holds a master’s degree in Global Affairs, with a concentration in Transnational Security (Cybersecurity) from New York University. After graduation, she worked as a Program Coordinator for the Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative Worldwide at the EastWest Institute. She spent the past two years conducting interviews with government officials, academics and journalists, researching policy gaps in the current European cybersecurity paradigm. During the summer of 2013, Nadiya participated in the NATO Summer School, where she joined in interactive workshops and simulations with international security experts, discussing best cybersecurity practices. Her ambition is to become a public intellectual focusing on cybercrime’s relationship to the traditional international relations areas of international security, interdependence and cooperation, and state sovereignty. Dancing and traveling are her two passions!