Yelena Akopian

Marketing and Communications Specialist, Climate Program, WRI

Yelena supports WRI’s corporate-facing climate projects, namely the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Science Based Targets initiative. Yelena previously supported marketing and communications in the international development field, focusing on conflict and human rights in the Eurasia region. Prior to that, she worked as a writer and editor for a variety of publications, including a contemporary arts magazine and her university’s international affairs blog and student newspaper.

Yelena was born overseas but grew up in Los Angeles, California. She holds a B.A. in international relations, with emphases in political science and literature, from the University of California, San Diego. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Global Communication from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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