Moldir Moldagaliyeva is an Information and Media doctoral student in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. She is an international student from Kazakhstan interested in cross-cultural comparative studies on social media and digital technology use, the digital divide, and digital literacy. She is working on projects on older adults' ICT use in the US and Central Asia. She is also a Research Assistant at the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection at MSU for a global study on counterfeit product sales.
She earned her Master's in Advertising and Public Relations from Michigan State University in 2022. Before joining MSU, Moldir worked as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for a nationally recognized IT company in Kazakhstan and participated in initiatives to promote e-government services and enhance citizens' digital literacy through the e-government portal.