Introducing Eurasia Foundation’s 2013-2014 Young Professionals Network

July 9, 2013

Eurasia Foundation is proud to announce the 2013-2014 class of the Young Professionals Network. YPN is part of Eurasia Foundation’s efforts to cultivate the next generation of professionals working on the Eurasia region. This class includes a diverse group of 26 outstanding participants from a variety of backgrounds in government, non-profits, the private sector, media, academia, and the U.S. military.


The Young Professionals Network was created to offer an opportunity for young professionals in Washington to engage in thoughtful conversations on developments in the Eurasia region and hear from policy experts and experienced practitioners.

The 2013-2014 Young Professionals Network:

  • Aanchal Anand, Junior Professional Associate, World Bank
  • Daniel Balson, Program Officer, National Democratic Institute
  • William Beaver, Manager of Membership and Programming, U.S.-Russia Business Council
  • Zoya Bozhko, Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Michael Cecire, Associate Scholar, Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Alexa Chopivsky, CEO, Transnational Education Group
  • Endrit Demi, Country Assistance Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
  • Malina Dumas, Program Associate, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance
  • Katie Earle, Research Assistant, American Enterprise Institute
  • Tamara Grigoryeva, M.A. candidate, American University
  • Orly Keiner, Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Matthew Kupfer, Junior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Gina Lentine, Assistant to the Vice Presidents, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Yael Levine, Researcher, Eurasia Group
  • Sarah Lillibridge, Program Assistant, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Ilya Lozovsky, Program Officer, Freedom House
  • Sung in Marshall, Research Assistant, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mimi McClatchy, Programmer Analyst, Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Kristina Mikulova, Consultant, World Bank
  • Roman Muzalevsky, Security Analyst, iJet Intelligent Risk Systems, Inc.
  • Yana Ovshieva, M.A. candidate, American University
  • Susannah Powell, Contractor, Mesmo, Inc
  • Yulia Savchenko, International Broadcaster, Voice of America
  • Nate Schenkkan, Senior Program Assistant, Freedom House
  • Vitaliy Shpak, M.A. candidate, University of Maryland College Park
  • Catherine Trainor, Research Assistant, Brookings Institution


About the program
The Young Professionals Network is one element of the Sarah Carey Program, which also consists of an annual award and a symposium. Sarah Carey was the long serving chair of Eurasia Foundation’s board of trustees. Her connection to the Eurasia region spanned more than 50 years, and she was an indispensable advisor to policymakers and young people interested in the region. The Sarah Carey Program is financed entirely by private donations.