Masha Kalinina is the Director of External Relations for YPFP. In her role, she oversees the Liaisons Program, a group of select representatives of important partner organizations in the DC area who help promote YPFP within their organizations, help YPFP plan and organize speaker events and incubators, and also encourage their colleagues to join YPFP as members. Also in her role, Masha is responsible for managing a variety of partnerships, with entities like the Boren Forum, Washington Scholars, and Atlas Corp. Lastly, she is responsible for the University Initiative, in which a number of university programs, like SIAS, GW Elliot School, and others, support YPFP. Outside of YPFP, Masha works for Booz Allen Hamilton where she provides consulting services for the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Intelligence Community. She holds a JD from the William and Mary School of Law and her BBA from The George Washington University. Masha is originally from Russia and speaks fluent Russian. She loves travel and spent a year living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she learned to speak Spanish. Masha loves animals and in her free time she also advocates for animal welfare and volunteers at the local humane society.