Yana joined the Center in 2014. She leads the Development team’s prospecting efforts by conducting and maintaining research on Center donors and prospects. She is an expert on researching individuals, foundations and government donors.
Yana joined the Center from the NYU Langone Medical Center where she provided prospect research services in support of the hospital’s multi-billion dollar capital campaign. Prior to that, Yana was a development associate at PILnet: The Global Center for Public Interest Law. She has also worked for the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and as a disability rights advocate.
Yana received her bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in 2004. She is fluent in Bulgarian and has some knowledge of Russian.