Mariya Heinbockel was born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. She is published author of Study Abroad: How to Learn English and German and Travel the World with Fellowships (Russian Language Edition).
Mariya moved to Germany in 2006. She studied History in the elite master’s program of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and International Business at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
In 2004-2013 she won numerous fellowships to study and travel to the USA, Austria, India, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Russian Federation.
She worked for Siemens, Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte, and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Mariya speaks seven languages, and writes in three.
She is married, and lives with her husband in Munich, Germany.