Lev Sviridov is an associate professor of chemistry and the director of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Lev emigrated from Russia in 1993 when he was eleven years old and his mother, journalist and filmmaker Alexandra Sviridov, was an asylum client of Human Rights First.
Lev serves on the board of the 21st Century Foundation for The City College of New York and the selection panel for the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics in New York City public high schools. Elements of Lev’s life have been recorded in books such as How to Raise an American by Myrna Blyth and After Etan by Lisa Cohen.
Lev is a graduate of The City College of New York, CUNY, and the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.