Since 2001 she has been involved in volunteer activities, in 2008 Romanova became the head of Chernihiv NGO 'Civic Thought'. Since 2014 she is the Chair of Chernihiv regional representative office of the Samopomich Union.
Romanova was born in Chernihiv. She attended high school in Chernihiv, before enrolling in the Taras Shevchenko Chernihiv State Pedagogic University, which she graduated in 2006, with a degree in History and Social Politics. In 2009 she received a degree in Organisation Management from Chernihiv State Technologic University. In 2014 she finished the course of studies at the President of Ukraine's National Academy of State Administration, obtaining a degree in Social Development Administration.
Before becoming the Deputy Mayor of Chernihiv in 2010, Romanova worked in management and marketing. Since 2010 she was coordinating City Council policy on tourism, international relations, culture, sport, family and youth. She left this position, following disagreement with the Mayor of the city, who refused to help Soldiers in the Antiterrorist operation area.
Additionally, Romanova studied at the leadership school ASPEN-Ukraine and the Ukrainian School of Political Studies (USPS). In 2014 Romanova completed PhD studies on city development regulations. She is an expert in territorial branding and increasing competitiveness of the territories. Romanova publishes extensively in academia in her field of expertise.