Elena Szost is a project management professional who provides financial, contractual, coordination and staffing support for MSI on a variety of projects for clients like USAID and MCC. She currently supports a large monitoring and evaluation project that examines international development activities around the world to identify areas for improvement and investigate effective strategies for the future. Elena also manages projects focused on countering violent extremism research, renewable energy programming, and strategic communications and has managed multiple professional and organizational development projects focused on honing international development professionals. She holds a B.A. in both economics and international relations from Grand Valley State University.