Dasha started skateboarding during her studies at Edinburgh University, dropping in on her 3rd day at Saughton skatepark and the rest is history. She is a member of Girl Skate Scotland, a group that organises skate events and encourages inclusivity within skateboarding. Dasha has also lived on and off in China for multiple years, with skateboarding accompanying her on travels. Now she is back in Scotland, working as a Governance Consultant at a London firm.