Dr. Vasilya has a Ph.D. in Finance, at the International School of Management, France. Her thesis title is “Cross Sectional Analysis of Herd Behavior in GCC Stock Markets”. She has an MBA in Financial Services, Tashkent Technical University, Uzbekistan, “Specifics of Financial Leasing Management in Uzbekistan” and a B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA. She has a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Candidate, Passed Level 2 and a Certified Financial Risk Management (FRM). She was a senior instructor at the Australian College of Kuwait Business department and a lecturer, at the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait. She has taught Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Security Analysis, Equity Valuation, Financial Statement Analysis. She is planning on teaching Venture Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions at NU.