I grew up in Siberia, with stunning views and Indigenous people.  I received my PhD in Environmental Sciences from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) and a Master’s degree in International Journalism from the University of Salford (Manchester, UK).

Previously, I completed an internship at the Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty in Argentina and at the Smithsonian Institution in the USA. Presently, I am a member of both the APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) and PYRN (Permafrost Young Researchers Network) councils. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Arctic Institute, Center for circumpolar security studies in Washington DC, USA.

My research interests range from marine biology and oceanography to different aspects of the climate impact on the ecosystems to interdisciplinary research efforts in environmental protection. In my research I am also focused on issues related to marine pollution, fishery, biodiversity, and environmental policies. I have been working in both Antarctica and the Arctic for more than 10 years.

I have sailed the high seas on board nuclear icebreakers and explorer vessels, and I’ve visited quite a few northern remote destinations (including the Geographical North Pole, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, Canadian Arctic, etc.). I have also worked as a researcher at bases in Antarctic.

If you would like to know more about me or to contact me:

Profile page: The Arctic Institute

LinkedIn

Twitter: @Polar_Katya

Instagram: polar_katya

Email: uryupova@gmail.com

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