Darina Regio is a Research Assistant on the Russia portfolio at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). She joined ISW after working as a Financial Crimes Research Analyst for Steele Compliance Solutions and consultant for Partners in Health in Rwanda and Innovia Technology in Russia. Ms. Regio obtained her M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) concentrating on international security and counterterrorism. She earned her undergraduate degree in Asian and African Studies from Saint Petersburg State University.