1991 graduated with an honours degree in rocket engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute.
1996 awarded an honours masters’s degree in economics from Moscow's Higher School of Economics.
1984 - 1999 worked in the non-governmental sector.
1999 - 2001 an advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation V.B. Khristenko
2001 joined the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and spent two years there in the capacity of the Deputy Minister
2003-2004 worked in the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation as the Head of Department of Public Resources.
2004 - 2013 worked in both governmental and non-governmental institutions.
2014 Deputy-Head of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring (Roshydromet)
2017 Head of Roshydromet
Minister of Education of the Russian Federation (until 21.01.2020)