Svetlana’s research revolves around FinTech, empirical investments, behavioral finance, and labor effects in corporate finance. Her current research activity primarily focuses on the financial markets’ reactions to cybersecurity breaches. She also conducts research in other related topics, including high frequency trading and market microstructure, as well as digital economy and cryptocurrencies under cybersecurity scrutiny. Prior to joining the University of Florida, she earned her Ph.D. in Economics at Middle Tennessee State University, Jennings A. Jones College of Business. She also holds an M.B.A. from Moscow International Higher Business School, an M.Sc. in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Finance University under the Government of Russian Federation. Before starting her academic career, Svetlana spent several years working as a research economist and an associate in investments and consulting in Russia, Europe, and the United States.