Before joining the Aspen Institute, Dr. Nataliya Shulga co-founded and was appointed as the CEO of the “Ukrainian Science Club” which connects world-class researchers in all fields of science and technology. Under her leadership, USC became a celebrated expert group in science and technology policy analysis, science popularization, research, and education-related legislative initiatives in Ukraine. She also serves as the main expert in science and technology at the Reanimation Package of Reforms, a recent civil society platform advocating needed reforms for Ukraine. She is co-author of four new framework Laws on Education and Science which were passed by the Ukrainian Parliament in 2014-2017. Dr. Nataliya Shulga graduated in biology from the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. She received her Ph.D. at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NASU. She did her postdoctoral rotations at the University of Rochester, NY, where she continued her research in molecular genetics and cell biology and made substantial original contributions in the field of nuclear transport.
In recent years, Dr. Shulga’s interests have ranged from teaching science courses, managing the strategic development of well-known universities and academies in Ukraine to the selection and evaluation of pan-European research and education projects, and advocacy for global science diplomacy programs.