Madina Nurguzhina is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, she was a Project Manager of “Assembly, Integration and Testing Complex of Spacecrafts” project being implemented by National Company “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary”. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (with concentration in Technology Management), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, funded by Bolashak State Program and a Specialist’s degree in Economics and Management in Engineering, Karaganda State Technical University. Madina’s interests include woman entrepreneurship, business modelling and start-ups. Her hobbies are foreign languages, traveling, reading and yoga.