Ph.D., adult education, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 2004. Studies of German and English at the Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, 1995. Department Manager of special services for 73 people with Prader-Willi Syndrome at Regens Wagner Absberg from 2007 till 2021. Regens Wagner Absberg is an institution for adult people with disabilities offering facilities for living and working. For 20 years the institution has offered a special treatment for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Since this time there is cooperation with the Zentrum für Neuropsychologie – Trier and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt for research on the subject of Prader-Willi Syndrome. Since 2022 Department Manager of the Vocational Training Centre for People with Mental Illness (BTZ) in Nuremberg, which belongs to the Development and Vocational Centers (bfz) of the Bavarian Employers. Associated with IPWSO since the 2007 Conference in Cluj and participant in all subsequent IPWSO conferences. Actively involved as a presenter at the conferences in Toronto and Havana. In addition, together with Dr. Hubert Soyer and Dr. Norbert Hödebeck-Stuntebeck, preparing and organizing the international Caregivers Conferences 2018 in Munich, 2012 in Wildbad Kreuth, 2009 and 2008 in Herne. Coach for de-escalation and management of conflicts.
Svetlana has been an IPWSO Trustee since 2022.