Connor Leach

Program Assistant, Eastern Europe

Connor Leach is the Program Assistant for Europe at the Center for International Private Enterprise, where he provides support on a range of projects in Central Europe and the Western Balkans, primarily focused on corrosive capital mapping, youth entrepreneurship education, corporate citizenship, and raising awareness for responsible economic policies and sustainable reforms. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 2015, after spending a semester studying Russian and Political Science at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. During his time at Indiana University, Connor also worked for the Turkish Flagship Program as a Program Assistant, recruiting speakers and organizing cultural events. Following graduation, he went to Bulgaria on a Fulbright Teaching Assistant grant to teach in a local high school in Sofia, Bulgaria and to work with Arete Foundation, creating an online English course for Roma students across the country. He speaks Russian, Turkish, and Bulgarian.