Professor Demina received her B.A. in Physics (1985) and M.S. in Physics (1988) from Novosibirsk State University, and her Ph.D. in Physics (1994) from Northeastern University. After a postdoctoral position at Fermilab, she joined Kansas State University as Assistant Professor of Physics in 1999. She joined the University of Rochester as Assistant Professor of Physics in June of 2003, and was promoted to Associate Professor on July 1 of 2003. Professor Demina was named a Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator in 2001. Demina was promoted to Professor of physics in June 2007. In April 2011 Demina was named the American Physics Society fellow.