Anya Shkurko joined FSI as the research assistant to Michael McFaul in February 2017. Anya works with Michael McFaul on his upcoming book on U.S.-Russia relations and does research for his publications and other FSI projects. Prior to joining FSI, Anya launched new markets at DoorDash, did technology consulting at PwC and interned at the public policy team at Twitter in San Francisco and business development team at Xiaomi in Singapore. Anya holds an MA in East Asian studies from Stanford and a BA in international relations from the Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus. She also spent one year at Dalian University of Technology in Dalian, China. Anya speaks Russian, Belarusian, English and Chinese. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places and is a devoted Ashtanga yoga practitioner.