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Alexa Ryer

Program Coordinator

Global Network & Regional Engagement

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Alexa is the Program Coordinator, Europe & Eurasia for the Global Network & Regional Engagement Department at Vital Voices. She provides regional knowledge and linguistic expertise to the Voices Against Violence Initiative, and other programs in Europe and Eurasia.

Prior to joining Vital Voices, she received a M.A. in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington, where conducted research on minority rights and democratization in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She received her B.A. in 2020 from Grinnell College, where she majored in Russian Language and Political Science, with a focus on International Development.

Best place you’ve traveled? Without a doubt it is Kyiv, Ukraine. Beyond being the most beautiful, interesting, and resilient city, the people there were incredibly welcoming and warm. I made some of my best friends there, people I am still close with to this day. Kyiv has a piece of my heart and I hope to be able to return there one day.