Dr. Marina Serdiouk

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Marina Serdiouk is a senior research associate at NIET. Prior to joining NIET, Marina worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Virginia, where she researched the role of teachers in facilitating positive peer relationships among students and contributed to the Virginia Partnership for School Mental Health project. She also worked in Denver, Colorado, at Marzano Research, where she supported applied research projects under the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central contract. She earned her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017.

Dr.  Marina  Serdiouk

Who is your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher is Ms. Linkova, an English language teacher I had in middle and high school. Not only was she knowledgeable in the subject matter, but she was also very kind and caring. I always looked forward to her lessons because I felt supported and confident in her class.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy being outdoors − going on hikes, jogging, and exploring new places. I also enjoy playing and spending time with my dog.