Born in Kyiv. Civil rights advocate, journalist, screenwriter, director, Board Chairperson at the Maidan Monitoring PO Information Center , member of the Kharkiv Civil Rights Group. Created the Maidan Reload 3D technology, allowing people to participate in discussions both via video-chat and in person. From 1982 to 1985, she was an activist at the KhPI-Film amateur film production company. Won a prize at the Varna Contest for Amateur Films in 1983 for her screenplay (Mirage). Since 1982, she has worked as a journalist, and since 1985 as a software architect. Since 2000 she has been an editor on the Maidan website (maidan.org.ua), and since 2013 a host of television discussion programmes. In 2011 she produced a film on non-personal vote casting by members of Ukrainian Parliament, Ukraine. Banana Republic Forever, which became one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. She has her own channel there (nelliza111) with nearly three hundred original videos, and has made nearly two hundred videos for the ukrainianreport channel. A physicist by profession, she graduated from the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute in 1989. She also holds American diplomas and certificates for data visualization, social media analysis, and social psychology.