Before joining the institute's fellowship, Liza worked as an associate for EWI's Strategic Trust-Building Initiative. Prior to joining EWI, Liza worked in public and private institutions, including the European Commission, Aeroflot, St. Gilles Town Hall and Intercommunication. Liza holds an advanced degree in the Sociology of International Relations from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU), a Master's degree in Politics from Science Po Paris, a DES (Master's) in Cultural Management from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and a Master's in the Arts from Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
Liza has written and published on the topics of "Crisis of the UN" and "Multinationals and Globalization." A Sri Lankan and Russian dual national, Liza is fluent in English, Russian, French and Spanish .