Elaha is the focal contact for all administrative and coordination functions for the several Feinstein International Center projects. She works closely with project coordinators in the field and with Tufts’ teams in the U.S. to monitor contract deliverables and ensure that the field programs receive the materials and funding they need to do their work successfully.
Elaha’s professional background experience is diverse. She served as a Congressional and Legislative Liaison at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC; a project manager on a number of USAID-funded development projects in Kabul, Afghanistan; and was part of a consulting team working on software development for the Department of Defense. She has carried out qualitative field research in Uganda, Tanzania, UAE, and Russia studying immigration policy, governance, and reform. Elaha is very passionate about women’s health issues, particularly mental health in women suffering the consequences of forced migration.
Elaha received a B.A. in psychology from St. John Fisher College and an M.S. in global affairs from New York University, where she was a fellow with the Provost’s Global Research Initiative. She spent time at Middlebury Institute of International Studies as a Monterey Fellow on Russian Studies.
When she’s not working, Elaha enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures and cuisines.