Natasha Udensiva, J.D. is a lecturer of International Affairs at the School of International Affairs and Public Policy (SIPA), Columbia University. She has also taught at the MBA Executive program at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), in Moscow, Russia.

Concurrently, Ms. Udensiva is a Managing Partner at Eurasia Energy Associates, where consults a number of investment and financial companies as well as organizations such as the United Nations. From 2007 to 2011, Ms.Udensiva was a part of the research team at the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, Columbia University. She has authored a number of working papers on Eurasian energy problems. Ms. Udensiva's research interests include: energy security, global energy geopolitics, and changes in the global energy landscape. Ms. Udensiva holds a J.D. from New York Law School and an M.A. from Moscow State University.