Project manager. She graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Bachelor degree in Ecology and Environmental Management. Aizhan is also a graduate of the University of Leipzig and the Karl-Franz University of Graz with a Joint Master Degree in Sustainable Development specialized in Climate and Environmental Change. She worked as a scientific assistant at the Astana Branch of the Institute of Geography, and at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the group of Spatial Interaction Ecology. Fluent in English.