Polina Beloborodova, PhD earned her BS in Management at HSE University (Moscow, Russia) and holds a double MS degree in Management from HSE University and ESCP Europe (Paris, France). After working in business for several years, she reinvented herself as a psychologist, obtained a certificate in Coaching and a PhD in Psychology from HSE University. Polina served as Research Assistant at the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation (Moscow, Russia) and VIA Institute on Character (Cincinnati, Ohio). Currently Polina is working towards earning her PhD in Social Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Polina’s interests lie in the intersection of positive psychology and contemplative science, with particular interest in mindfulness training effects on self processes.