She was born in 2035 to Russian émigré. She's a child prodigy and was able to graduate Harvard Law School at the age of 17. She got her Masters at John F. Kennedy School of Government. And by 2058 she got her doctorate in law. She applied for a position with the State Department, but rumor has it that Kenneth Brackhaven used his political influence to blackball her after she publicly denounced his stance against including sasquatches as citizens of the UCAS. 
She is associated with the independent party and during the governor's race in 2070, she was running a campaign to have Seattle secede from the UCAS and become a free city. Shadowrunners find out about her AIPS condition and her abilities as a technomancer which are used as blackmail to have her drop out of the race a short time before the November election, clearing the way for Kenneth Brackhaven to win the governorship of the Seattle metroplex.
It is a little known fact that Dzhugashvili and Mafia Dona Rowena O'Malley have been friends since their time at Harvard and even practiced law together for a few years before parting ways when Rowena decided to take up her father’s mantle in the Seattle mob.