Ms Merkushina was born on March 6, 1987.
2005-2018 she worked at the Yegor Gaidar Foundation, OTKRITIE Financial Corporation, the Interuniversity center for information support of humanitarian education at RSUH, as an adviser on socio-economic issues to the President of the Center for Strategic Research (CSR), and she also participated in the development of the Russian Development Strategy 2018-2024.
In 2010 she graduated with honors from the Department of Philosophy of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
In 2015 she received Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program from Purdue University (USA).
She has implemented several projects for full-time and distance education for students and professors of economic disciplines in Russian universities abroad and in Russia.
In November 2018, she was appointed Director of Department of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.
She is member of the following working groups:
- Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Strategic Development and National Projects;
- State Council of the Russian Federation on "Education and science" and "Youth policy."