Valeriia Hesse is a research consultant at ONN, a management and research consultant at Atomic Reporters and a fellow at the Odesa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP). She specializes in international organizations and regimes in nuclear nonproliferation (focusing on nuclear safeguards and the role of the IAEA), analyses Russia's nuclear policy and the potential future scenarios for risk reduction, nonproliferation, disarmament and arms control. Valeriia is also interested in the peculiarities of the so-called Third Nuclear Age and the role of advanced nuclear technologies in combating climate change.
She is a certified PRINCE2 project manager with extensive experience in international educational event and conference management, eager to innovate. Ms. Hesse was a visiting researcher at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), a consultant at the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), and an intern at the Division of Concepts and Planning at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Department of Safeguards and at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Ms. Hesse is a Fulbright scholar. She obtained her Master's degree in Nonproliferation and International Security from the University of Georgia (USA) and has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in International Relations from Odesa I.I. Mechnykov National University (Ukraine).
Ms. Hesse is the Annual Meeting Plenary Committee Chair at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), a member of Women in Nuclear (WiN) IAEA Executive Committee and a WiN Global Young Generation Member Liaison Leader.