Jelena joined AmCham EU in August 2018 as an External Relations Adviser for Executive Council (ExCo), AmChams in Europe network, Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Member State Outreach.
Prior to joining AmCham EU, Jelena completed a traineeship in the European Parliament in the European Union Visitors Programme. Jelena also worked as Business Development Assistant in Stantec, an international consultancy focusing on EU projects.
Jelena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages applied to Business and Economics, a Master’s degree in International Commercial Negotiations from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. She has a second Master’s degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.
Jelena is a Latvian national. She is also fluent in English, French and Russian, and has a good command of Italian. She also has a (very) basic knowledge of Chinese.