BIOGRAPHYDaria Stepovaya — School of International Information Security Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member of The International Information Security School
Darya Stepovaya is an International Relations (IR) Ph.D. student at Lomonosov Moscow State University. All her academic career was devoted to International Relations. As IR is a pretty broad field of study, she took a particular interest in Cybersecurity and Information warfare. Though, her passion wasn’t fully established till her master’s degree studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, with a major in International Security. However, she didn’t discover the existence of Internet Governance much later on. Her first acknowledgment of the subject was just a year ago—in 2021 when she accidentally saw a post about IG Summer school at Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ. After that the most exciting journey began. Since then, she became a member of The International Information Security School, a youth scientific and analytical platform, and a member of Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ Youth Council, and last but not least a NetMission Ambassador.