Instructor and US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Project Coordinator at the Department of International Studies
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ACADEMIC AREAS: International Social Policy, International Environmental Issues, International Child Welfare, International Social Work, Civil Society in Eurasia
M.P.A., Social Policy, University of Oregon, 2010
M.A., International Studies, University of Oregon, 2009
B.A., Education, Moscow State University of Linguistics, 1993
Research Interests & Current Projects
Elena served as research assistant in a USAID project on child welfare in Ukraine and taught internationally focused courses in the Family and Human Services Program at the UO College of Education. During the 2013-14 academic year, she coordinated the Student Internships’ Exchange for Child Protection (SIECP) Project, which received the US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Award for promoting the partnership and collaboration among academic, public and non-profit organizations at regional and international levels. The UO and Russian undergraduate students enhanced their cross-cultural understanding of social problems in both countries and advanced their professional skills by participating in seminars in Eugene, and through an internship in Russia.
Last year, Elena implemented a new project: Prevention Bridges to Youth Positive Change in the Department of International Studies. This Project has received the US-Russia Peer-to Peer Dialogue Award for 2016-17 and UO undergraduate students were actively involved in its implementation.