She obtained a Master of Arts in Journalism/Editing and Publishing from Russia"s Moscow State University and later graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
She was a producer of Greedy Lying Bastards (2012). Her documentary film Holy Warriors, a study of soldiers who found religion, has played in 35 countries worldwide. Since 2000 Yarovskaya has worked for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History Channel, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center, Rocky Mountain Pictures and Greenpeace as producer and Senior Editor.
She worked in the research department of the Academy Award-winning films An Inconvenient Truth (2007), Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2001), and also on award-winning feature documentaries Countdown to Zero (2010), Samsara (2012), Last Days in Vietnam (2014).
She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities (National Endowment for Humanities) Bridging Cultures Through Film grant among many others In 2014 she directed the film Women of the Gulag with historian Paul Roderick Gregory.