Research associate at Land of the Leopard
I was born in the town of Bolshoi Kamen, Primorye Territory. I first became interested in nature at 14, while exploring caves in the town of Dalnegorsk for my first school research project. At 15, I took first place in an academic contest in ecology for schoolchildren in Dalnegorsk and was invited to the Ocean children’s summer camp where I won second place in an ecology contest for the entire Primorye Territory.
I attended Far Eastern Federal University, specialising in general ecology. In 2012, I defended my undergraduate thesis entitled “The Recreational Imprint and Its Effect on the South Primorye Coast.”
While at university, I studied in the US at Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.
In 2014, I defended my Master’s thesis, “Prospects of Using Land of the Leopard National Park for Tourism and Recreational Purposes,” and received a Master’s degree in ecology.
I started working at Land of the Leopard in 2013. My responsibilities include evaluating and monitoring the status of ecosystems in the national park and developing regulations for recreational activities in the Far Eastern leopard’s habitat.