“Each project has its challenges, but projects like a 19-country study of drivers of violent extremism are more challenging as they touch on complexities of cross-cultural research and the delicate balance between localization of research and larger comparisons, and the extremely sensitive nature of this study. But I am most proud of the team – I work with a group of highly motived, extremely smart and also kind and thoughtful individuals – I am very grateful that this is my team.”
Yuliya is a self-described bookworm and enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction titles. She highly endorses Hans Rosling’s “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” because “it combines data, thoughtful inquiry, and challenges you to question if you really know the things you think you know – my favorite combination!”
"I love the puzzle of research; I get genuinely curious about each project."