Aliya Tonkobayeva is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Jacobs University, researching the Virgin Lands Campaign in Kazakhstan.
She has more than 10 years of professional experience in Development and Environmental Protection from various NGOs and international organisations in Kazakhstan.
- 2014 M.A. in Transition Studies, Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany)
- 2002 B.A. in Ecology and Nature Use Management, Karaganda State University (Kazakhstan)