Pavlina graduated from UCL with a degree in Law in 2015. She was particularly interested in workers' rights and the relationship between law and feminism, choosing to explore how rape law can be reformed to better protect the interests of victims and improve conviction rates in her dissertation.
Pavlina is passionate about public speaking and effective advocacy as tools for social change. At university, she was elected Speaker Secretary of the Law Society by her peers and faculty members; she also represented UCL at the National Negotiation competition, ranking 2nd in the UK. Struck by the elitism and class privilege she experienced on university debating circuits, she spent 2 years running weekly public speaking classes in disadvantaged London schools through DebateMate, and is keen to continue investigating the relationship between speech, power and inequality.
She is fluent in French, English and Bulgarian.