Olga Kalinina *

Olga Kalinina grew up in a small town in southern Russia and moved to Moscow to pursue her studies. After receiving a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1991 at Moscow State University, she spent several years teaching undergraduate students at the Moscow Petrochemistry Academy. In 1994, Olga left for the U.S., where she worked as a visiting scientist at George Washington University in Washington, DC, as well as the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. In 1996, she moved to Canada, where she and her husband obtained citizenship. After five years of post-doctoral research at the chemistry department of the University of Toronto, Kalinina decided to pursue a deep interest in law. In 2004, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Ontario and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2005.

* Olga Kalinina is a consultant for Project Klebnikov

contact: okalinin@hotmail.com

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