Jaime Cordes

Manager, Human Rights, Europe & Eurasia

Jaime Cordes is the Manager for Europe and Eurasia on the Human Rights team at Vital Voices Global Partnership. In this role, she manages the planning and implementation of the Advocate Empowerment Project in the Balkans, provides linguistic and regional expertise on Europe and Eurasia for the Voices Against Violence: GBV Global Initiative (VAV), and assures compliance with digital security policies for the VAV Urgent Assistance Fund.

Prior to joining Vital Voices, Jaime recruited high school exchange students for the FLEX and YES high school scholarship exchange programs in Southeast Europe with American Councils for International Education. She has also worked on human rights issues and foreign relations at the U.S. Department of State, the Wilson Center, the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies. Jaime spent several years living in Eastern Europe while serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Russia, a David L. Boren Fellow to Serbia, and a volunteer English teacher in Ukraine. She received her Master of Arts in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies from Georgetown University and her Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. She is proficient in Russian and Serbo-Croatian.


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