Elizabeth K. Lewis is a Program Associate for the Europe and Eurasia team at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). She primarily works on programming in Central Asia on corrosive and constructive capital, business advocacy, and supporting nascent business associations. Elizabeth holds an M.A. in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University, where she studied women’s entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic and the impact of the COIVD-19 pandemic on gender-based violence in the Kyrgyz Republic. Elizabeth earned B.A.s in Russian Studies and Political Science from Rhodes College. Prior to her role at CIPE, Elizabeth worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Minsk, Belarus and studied in Russia. She speaks Russian and is learning Tajik.