Aleksandra Zaytseva

Senior Program Coordinator, Europe & Eurasia, Human Rights

Aleksandra is the Senior Program Coordinator for Europe & Eurasia on the Human Rights team at Vital Voices. She supports the Voices Against Violence: The Gender-Based Violence Global Initiative by managing emergency assistance cases and providing programmatic, regional, and linguistic expertise. She also supports the Vital Voices partnership and associated human rights work with the Eurasia Foundation.

Prior to joining Vital Voices, Aleksandra supported grassroots civil society organizations in Eurasia for five years at the National Endowment for Democracy. She is a native Russian speaker, with advanced French language skills, and has considerable knowledge in project management and monitoring. Through both her professional and academic background, Aleksandra has experience with grassroots advocacy and a strong record of encouraging civil society development particularly in closed societies. Aleksandra received her B.A. in History and Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, and her M.A. in Democracy and Governance at Georgetown University. 


What are some fun facts about you?

“I am a long time Argentine tango dancer, started a portrait photography business in 2017, and I know more trivia about select 70’s music (especially Fleetwood Mac) than anyone has ever asked for!”