Inna, originally from Buryatia, Russia, has a BA in Chinese and Burmese Philology and an MA in Chinese Philology from St. Petersburg State University. She is currently completing her Master’s research on Burmese at the University of Oxford, where she works for the university’s Project Southeast Asia as the Chief coordinator of the organising committee at the Oxford Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2013 & the coordinator of the Roundtable on Burma at the Symposium. She also contributes to Global Water Intelligence where she has conducted research on water markets in China and Russia as well as China’s water strategy, policies and regulations, water sector financing, water tariffs & water in power. Her interests are water–related issues with focus on China & Southeast Asia . She is fluent in Chinese, Burmese, Russian (native) and English.