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Natalia Shitova PhD

My first Master’s was in computational linguistics (back in Moscow), after which I contributed to development of an information extraction system for a few years. Later I spent five years on getting a doctorate degree in Neuroscience: First, a MSc in San Sebastian (Spain), then a PhD at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands).

I decided to return to my original career as a software developer after completing my PhD project and I joined the Yoast team in March 2018.

When I am not busy helping develop the Yoast SEO plugin, I like to read about attention, memory, learning, concentration, and all the things that make us smart and awesome! Besides that, I like meditation, yoga, walks in the nature, and long bike rides.