Kalea Power is a Program Associate at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), where she assists in managing and developing programs that advance women’s economic empowerment, private sector-led advocacy, and governance norms 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. During her undergraduate studies, Kalea 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.