Beldina is a PhD candidate at the Department of Management and Organization at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her research interest is in the areas of Entrepreneurship Education and Gender, and focuses on understanding the construction of the woman entrepreneur identity in diverse contexts. She has been a teaching assistant for the MSc Negotiations for start-ups, Cross-cultural negotiations, and the Business plan project courses. Previously, Beldina worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Kenya and at the Headquarters in Italy. She was involved in the financial and operational management of various projects. She holds an MBA (finance) degree from the United States International University Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.