Daria did her undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. In October 2009, she joined Fitzwilliam College to read Part III of the Mathematical Tripos. After finishing her diploma studies in Germany in December 2011, she returned to Cambridge to start her PhD in Fluid Dynamics.
The general topic of Daria's thesis was the natural ventilation of buildings and, in particular, she investigated the sealing effectiveness of so-called air curtains.
After completeing her PhD studies in the summer of 2015, Daria took up a postdoctoral position in Environmental Fluid Dynamics. She now studies the subsurface oil distribution in the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill by conducting small-scale laboratory experiments and developing theoretical models.
Daria joined Fitzwilliam College as a Research Fellow in October 2016.