Liuba has spent her career empowering working families by forging partnerships between business, government, and not-for-profit organizations to tackle issues including economic development, access to health care, paid family leave, and government transparency. She is an international development professional, who has managed various research projects focused on smallholder agriculture, market information systems, and financial access. She holds an MBA with specializations in Management, Economics, and Social Innovation from New York University's Stern School of Business, and a BA in in Politics and Russian from NYU.
Liuba has worked with farmers, health care workers, community leaders, and entrepreneurs in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to help them improve their livelihoods. She has worked for the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Association of the USA, EastWest Institute, the Carpathian Foundation, and New York University, and has led delegations to Capitol Hill to lobby for strong American leadership at the UN.
As an independent consultant, Liuba has focused specifically on women’s economic empowerment working on projects for Women Deliver, PL+US: Paid Leave for the US, Vital Voices, Global Health Visions, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Liuba served as a UN Women’s Empower Women's Global Champion for women's economic empowerment. Together with UN Women, she launched the #IAmParent campaign, focused on Parental Leave around the world.
In late 2017, Liuba stepped away from her duties as an active leader for the New York's 2nd District Democrats group in order to pursue a congressional run to unseat Peter King. New York's 2nd District Democrats is unaffiliated with her campaign.