Anastasiya follows a master’s degree in Psychology, specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology (Leiden University). Furthermore, Anastasiya has a background in applied neurosciences in human development with a focus on child abuse and neglect and biomedical sciences. Anastasiya believes in a holistic approach to child development and is particularly interested in early childhood development, children’s rights (child abuse and neglect, and child/human trafficking), as well as the effect of difficult circumstances and environments on children’s well-being.
During the past years Anastasiya has worked as a coach in a number of psychiatric institutions and a volunteer with children in palliative care, as well as UNICEF.
AS A CHILD
Anastasiya has always enjoyed reading, painting and playing the piano. As a child she was very fond of animals and wanted to work in a wildlife foundation in Africa focusing on protection of mountain gorillas. In later years, Anastasiya wanted to become a doctor and help curing children with cancer.