Olga is an urban historical geographer and a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Geography. Born in St Petersburg, Olga received a Bachelor and Master degree in Geography from St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Subsequently to leaving Russia for Serbia, where she lived and worked for three years, Olga graduated from the MSc Urban Studies program at University College London, working under the supervision of Professor Richard Dennis. In 2017, Olga completed her doctoral research under the supervision of Dr Philip Howell at the Geography Department, Cambridge University, Emmanuel College.
She is currently undertaking postdoctoral research funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Isaac Newton Trust and working on the project entitled Beastly St Petersburg: humans and other animals in Imperial Russia. In April 2018, Olga became a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College.