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Social Impact
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Ms. Katya Fink is an international development professional, who currently works for Social Impact. At Social Impact, she manages and contributes to a portfolio of USAID and DoS-funded projects under which her team provides a variety of performance evaluation, monitoring, and organizational development services. Ms. Fink's focus areas are democracy and governance, forced migration, human rights, as well as sustainability and economic development. Previously, Ms. Fink worked at CRDF Global, where she supported U.S. Department of State programs related to commercialization of technology in Central Asia, and bio/nuclear security projects in the Eurasia region. While in Belarus, Ms. Fink supported OSCE election observation missions during presidential and  parliamentary elections. Her current interests lie in the area of impact and performance monitoring and the evaluation of development programs in the Eurasia region. In addition, Ms. Fink works with local implementers and stakeholders in the region across a variety of issue areas to enhance their technical capacity, organizational structure, and institutional output.

Mrs. Fink holds an M.A. in political science from Ohio University and a B.A. in international affairs from Belarusian State University. Additionally, she earned an International Development Certificate from the Middlebury Institutite of International Studies. She is proficient in Russian, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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