In 2010, I completed an MSc degree with distinction at the Department of Petrology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; and in 2015, I completed a PhD at the Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria. From 2015 to 2019, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geology at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and from 2019 to 2020 served as a senior lecturer in the same department. Currently, I am a lecturer at the Department of Earth Science, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and an Alexander Von Humboldt scholar at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ-Potsdam, Germany. I hold a scientific rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in the Y category. Throughout my career, I lived in four countries and visited five continents for field work, worked in 10 research institutions, participated in more than 30 scientific conferences and congresses with presentations, and produced 36 peer-reviewed publications. Since receiving a Ph.D. in 2015, I have won 17 competitive large and small grants, provided 30 reviews for scientific journals and funding agencies, designed and presented five university courses as well as two courses on academic writing, graduated 1 MSc student (Magna Cum Laude) and 5 Honours students (one with distinction).