Laine Boitos graduated from the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at the University of Michigan. She also received majors in Philosophy and Russian and Eastern European studies. During her undergraduate years, Laine interned for the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Here, she worked on a series of research projects related to foreign policy issues throughout the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Her research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and political science as she aims to uncover how regime type influences the development of normative value systems, and vice versa. She is also interested in studying Russian institutional design and the role of legal institutions in Russian politics.