Dr. Natalia V. Smirnova has been involved with Berkshire Children’s Chorus since 2014. First, as a parent of a Junior Choir student, and then later as a member of the Board of Trustees, and since 2018 as President and Treasurer. Natalia moved to the Berkshire region in 2012 from Westchester County, NY to develop the educational arm of the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), an economic think-tank in Great Barrington. Prior to AIER, Natalia worked at the New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as an economist and at College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY, as a finance professor. Since 2018, Dr. Smirnova has been an economics professor at the University of Connecticut, from which she holds a Ph.D. in Economics.
With her career spanning diverse industries, Natalia brings to the BCC Board several decades of experience in management and education fields. Natalia serves on the Fundraising Committee.