Kalea Power is a Program Officer at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), where she coordinates and develops programs to advance private sector-led advocacy, governance norms, and women’s economic empowerment in Central Asia. Prior to her role at CIPE, she served as Communications Officer for the President of KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she managed government relations and developed a strategy for the University’s privatization. Power has implemented educational programs for Kazakhstani youth through American Councils’ Future Leaders Exchange Program, Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship, and the Kazakhstan Foundation for Cultural Social and Educational Development (KFCSED).
Power holds a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures with minors in Diplomacy and Russian & Eurasian Studies from Princeton University. Kalea previously served as an intern with the Department of State in the political/economic section of the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia and as a research intern at the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow, Russia. She speaks Russian and is an alumna of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for Russian.