Nataliya Gudkova was graduated from Kyiv State University (Ukraine) - Biology department, Biochemistry specialization. She obtained her Ph.D. in Plant Physiology at the Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv. Nataliya has written and published several scientific articles related to the influence of negative ecological factors on plants.

In 1999-2000 she has held the position of Director Assistant of the Megaproject HELP: 'Higher Education: Leadership for Progress' in the International Renaissance Foundation, Kiev.

At present she works in National Environmental NGO MAMA-86 (Kyiv, Ukraine) as an assistant of the campaign 'Drinking Water in Ukraine'. Nataliya takes an active part in implementation of the pilot projects, establishing contact with public agents, scientists and other NGOs, communication with foreign partners, preparing and conducting round tables, press-conferences, trainings, summer camps etc.

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