Elen Aghekyan is a Program Manager in the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy. Elen manages communications, events, and J.D./MBA programming at the Richman Center, a joint venture of the Business School and Columbia Law School. She encourages collaboration between the two schools, strengthens the Center's brand, and supports the J.D./MBA community. Prior to joining the Business School in January 2018, Elen was a Research Analyst at Freedom House and a freelance Communications and Editorial Consultant. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University in History and Government (Summa Cum Laude). Elen is from Yerevan, Armenia. She speaks Armenian, Russian, English (fluent), and German (proficient). Elen volunteers with organizations that empower communities through running (NYRR, Girls on the Run) and groups that focus on socio-economic change in Armenia.