Bukashkina studied Applied Mathematics and Mechanics at St.Petersburg State University, Russia and graduated as MS in 1996. She then joined the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of St. Petersburg State University. She received her PhD degree in 2000 in Mechanics of Rigid Body.
In 2007 she received MS degree in Computer Science at the same institution. She had a year of internship in the Scientific Research Laboratory of Ford Motor Company, USA; Since 2012 she worked as senior software engineer at Weatherford. She has published more than 25 research articles.