Nina Jankowicz is a democracy, governance, and communications specialist with a focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. She currently advises the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. For three years, she managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and later worked on NDI’s Government Relations and Communications team. Prior to joining NDI, she worked in the Office of the Coordinator of Assistance to Europe and Eurasia (EUR/ACE) at the U.S. State Department, as well as at the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).
Nina received her MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she was a Title VIII and FLAS scholarship recipient, and her BA from Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has lived and worked in Russia, and speaks fluent Russian and proficient Polish and Ukrainian. Nina was a member of the 2015-2016 class of Rising Experts at the Washington, DC-based Center on Global Interests.