Ekaterina Kudrina is a visiting fellow from the Institute of U.S. and Canada Studies (ISKRAN) in Moscow, where she is enrolled in the graduate political science program. Kudrina's dissertation focuses on American society at the beginning of the 21st century. She graduated in 2013 from ISKRAN's School of World Politics, where she specialized in North American regional studies. Before studying in Moscow, Kudrina lived for two years in India, studying at the United World College, where she earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma. In 2013, she lived in Washington, D.C., where she interned at the Open World Leadership Center, a congressional agency based in the Library of Congress that runs professional exchange programs for post-Soviet republics. She also studied at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars where she completed a course in professional postgraduate development and a course on the U.S. Military Forces. Her academic interests include Russian-U.S. relations, Soviet political legacy and Cold War mentality, Russian-U.S. cooperation, and American society.