Ia Tserodze is an M.A. candidate in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia at Harvard University. A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Ia received her bachelor’s degree in English Writing from DePauw University and the University of Oxford. Prior to starting her studies at Harvard, Ia worked in the non-profit field in Washington D.C., at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and later conducted business and political risk analysis at Kroll Associates. Ia’s current research focuses on international development aid and international non-governmental organizations in Georgia.