Darina Solodova (Ukraine)
Project Data Analyst, United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme
Darina has 10 years of experience in data analysis – and all of her career choices have revolved around her passion for data. She first worked as a social and political researcher at GfK Ukraine, where she gained expertise in all aspects of conducting surveys – from sampling design to report preparation. As a project manager, her specialization lay in researching vulnerable groups, and in HIV-related projects.
After that, Darina began working for Ukrainian media, where she was in charge of a data journalism department. Her team was responsible for the preparation of statistical information for all media departments, and the development of interactive projects, infographics and other visualisation materials based on open source data.
Darina joined UNDP three years ago as a Project Data Analyst at SCORE – a research index that analyses social cohesion and reconciliation in eastern Ukraine.
Darina holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Kyiv’s Taras Shevchenko National University. Aside from work, her biggest passions are contemporary visual arts and modernist architecture.
UNDP and me
“It’s difficult to overestimate the role of data in today's world. Through my work at UNDP, I was able to implement data-based findings into the work and decision-making process of our Programme. Working for UNDP is my way of contributing to equal opportunities for all and combating inequality.”