Adelina holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Ghent University where she wrote her thesis on the economic impact of the TTIP. She also attended the summer school on European Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt. Subsequently, she continued her masters in Economics at the University of Tilburg. During her studies, Adelina wrote several essays on economic integration of state-aid policies, policy reports on governmental educational spending and on the performance of state-owned enterprises. Previously, Adelina gained experience as an assistant-accountant. Even though not a holder of dual nationality, she is fluent in Dutch, English, French and Russian.
From April till September, Adelina will be taking the position of a research intern at UNU-CRIS, where she will be working on the RIKS-project under supervision of Prof. Glenn Rayp. Her main focus lies on estimating the impact of preferential trade agreements on trade, investment and migration flows.