Nadzeya Shutava works on several of the Partnership’s research projects, including the improvement of customer experience with federal services, leadership in government, as well as public opinion and government. Nadzeya is originally from Belarus, but has studied and worked in Japan, Thailand, China, South Korea, and Singapore in the past. She holds a master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences (with a focus on political science, ethnography and social anthropology) from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. She is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in Belarusian, French, Japanese and English. Nadzeya is passionate about bringing academic research and public service practice closer together and believes in the potential of evidence-based policy making. Her favorite public servant is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who inspires Nadzeya with her charisma and relatability, both skillfully amplified through social media, and her talent of effectively communicating complex issues to broad audiences.