Svitlana Zalishchuk was elected as a member of the Ukrainian Parliament in October 2014. She is a member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs and the head of the Sub-Committee on European and Euro-Atlantic Relations. Svitlana is also a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Before, she worked for 5 years as Executive Director of Centre UA, a Kiev-based non-governmental organization.
Svitlana has worked as a journalist, activist and has been the instigator of a number of influential civic campaigns in Ukraine – CHESNO (Fair) movement, Reanimation Package of Reforms Platform, and the Stop Censorship journalist movement.
Svitlana was also press-officer to the Deputy Prime-Minister on European Integration in Ukraine in 2005 as well as the head of the Department of Information in the Administration of the President of Ukraine in 2006.
Svitlana has previously worked as a journalist at the 5th TV channel. She graduated from National Taras Shevchenko University and held the Stanford Draper Hill Summer Fellowship in 2011.
Svitlana was an active participant of the EuroMaidan movement in 2013.