Sasha was born in Moscow, got her degree in International Relations and Development from the University of Westminster, London, and fell in love with the Central Asian region. She worked in several startups in Moscow and London before moving to Uzbekistan, where she joined IT Park Uzbekistan as the Head of Investment and External Projects Team. There, Sasha was developing the startup and venture ecosystem, pushing the gender agenda and digital economy. She founded a startup called “Peri Tech” dedicated to supporting female technical entrepreneurship in Central Asia and works as an individual consultant for several international organisations, including the UNDP. Sasha is highly passionate about gender, being a vivid advocate for inclusion in the technical sphere.