Shakhlo received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Tyumen in 2016 and her master's degree in World Politics in 2018. From January – July 2017, Shakhlo did her internship at the Tallinn University.

Her professional experience includes: international volunteering (Judo Grand-Slam Tyumen, 2014 – 2016; Winter Swimming World Championship 2016); translation service (course SDG «Transforming the World: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals», SDSNEDU). Shakhlo is a holder of the Oxford Russia Fund fellowship (2014-2015, 2015-2016). October 2019 to April 2020 she held the position of a technical producer at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.

Shakhlo Makhmudova