Tania Tsunik is an MPP candidate at the Yale Jackson School. Coming from Ukraine, she has always been intrigued by the possibility of aligning potentially unlimited aspirations with necessarily limited capabilities in relation to her homeland – a young democracy with high reformatory ambitions, yet finite resources. Her main academic interests encompass the development of the former Soviet republics, the politics of post-conflict reconstruction, and human rights under authoritarian regimes. On campus, she has written for the Yale Daily News and the Yale Review of International Studies. As an undergraduate, Tania worked as a research assistant at Yale, analyzing the work of the commercial courts in Crimea before and after the annexation, and interned at the Special Competitive Studies Project, where she focused on possible ways of maintaining U.S. technological competitiveness.