Yekaterina Schulmann (42) studied political science at the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. She currently works as associate professor of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House. She hosts a radio-show on the Moscow station Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow). From 2018-2019 she was member of the presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. She runs a popular YouTube channel and is one of the most frequently asked commentators on current affairs in Russia.