Polina Lynova recently received her BA from the LCC International University based in Lithuania. Her field of studies was International Relations and Development, and her diploma had a focus on Gender Mainstreaming development projects in India and Bangladesh. She also participated in an exchange program to the United States. Polina is particularly passionate about intersectional feminism, human rights, women-centered policymaking, political activism, ethical consumerism, postcolonialism, minority-rights advocacy, and peacebuilding.
In 2020, she gave a speech about political activism that was presented on a global TEDx platform. In 2021, she had a chance to work with a Palestine-based peacebuilding NGO called Wi’am, which helped to put her theoretical knowledge into practice. Polina has also started her media project called “Hear Her Out” with the focus of discussing the issues of sexism in post-soviet societies and beyond through retranslating the real stories of women who are recalling events related to gender-based discrimination.