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Student Staff

Kiana Kazemi is the Student Administrative Assistant of the Russia and Eurasia Program. She is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate 2020 at The Fletcher School, concentrating in Development Economics and Conflict Resolution. Kiana is interested in the Middle East geopolitics, international development, civic engagement and the role of entrepreneurship in solving today’s most pressing problems. Before joining Fletcher, she worked in the private and non-profit sectors in Iran. She holds a B.A. in Architecture.
Matt Kokkinos is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate 2020 at The Fletcher School studying International Security Studies and Russian and Eurasian Studies. Before Fletcher, Matt worked at the European Public Law Organization in Athens, Greece, where he assisted on EU Twinning Projects research and planning. Last fall, Matt completed an exchange semester with MGIMO University in Moscow. He received a BS in Political Science and a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University in 2018.
Lisa May is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate 2020 at The Fletcher School studying Human Security and International Information and Communication. Her regional focus is Russia and Eastern Europe. Before coming to The Fletcher School, she interned at the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and worked as a social media and marketing manager for small and medium businesses. Lisa received her B.A. in Global Affairs with the concentration in Global Governance from George Mason University. Additionally, she studied translation from Spanish and English into Ukrainian at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Samuel Rogers is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate 2021 at The Fletcher School focusing on human security, international organizations, and Eurasia studies. Before enrolling at Fletcher, Samuel served with the Peace Corps in North Macedonia, where he assisted with infrastructure and education-related development work. Samuel holds a B.A. in History and French and is currently a Non-Resident Fellow at a DC-based think tank, Turkish Heritage Organization.