Natalia V. Smirnova, Ph.D.

Board Member, Emeritus

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 as Treasurer from 2018 to 2019 and as President from 2018 to 2020. 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 has brought several decades of experience in management and education fields to the BCC Board.