Veronika Dashkova is a professional ecologist, PhD candidate in ecology, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. For her PhD research she has been studying phytoplankton communities in Lake Balkhash, Aral Sea, and other Kazakhstani lakes. Veronika is also involved in the ecological education and promotion of conscious consumption as an ecotrainer. She participates in public projects, initiated by Artcom Platform. She is a member of the global movement for the sustainable fashion Fashion Revolution.