Viktoriya Bryndza has a master's degree in Sociology and Political Science along with a Graduate Certificate in Education, and worked as the Head of Research and Analysis at pro.mova think tank in Ukraine from 2008 to 2016. Since 2011, she has been dedicated to developing and teaching her course in critical thinking, exploring the role of education in the democratisation process. Since 2016, Viktoriya has resided in Australia while remotely teaching and consulting on projects and institutions in Ukraine, such as Ukrainian Public Broadcasting and various NGOs. Viktoriya, born in the Soviet Union, completed her undergraduate studies in independent Ukraine, pursued postgraduate studies in both Germany and Australia, and gained professional experience in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia. She is a dedicated sociologist and educator with a keen focus on fostering intercultural understanding.