Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Madina is a first-year doctoral student studying political economy and politics of development.


BA in Political Science and International Affairs, Nazarbayev University, 2023

More About

Madina was born in Kazakhstan, the former Soviet Union country and got her BA at Nazarbayev University. During her undergraduate years, she tried to focus her curriculum on three subject areas: politics, economics and academic writing. She has completed a sequence of courses for Undergraduate Writing Fellows and worked as an intern Writing Center tutor at NU. She has also done several internships at HR, Law and International Relations Departments at the biggest financial and startup hubs of her country. Aside of her academic and professional life, she also enjoys playing various musical instruments and spending time with her friends.

Of Note

I started my independent research in Writing Center Studies during senior year and am still carrying it on. I am currently working on my paper and finishing up the analysis. I got accepted to present it on National Conference on Peer Tutoring and Writing in Pittsburgh in November.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Dean’s List for Outstanding Academic Achievements (twice)