Leila Zarifi

Associate Program Officer, Global Programs
Leila Zarifi is an Associate Program Officer on the Global team at CIPE, where she works on cross-regional projects focused on strengthening trust in democratic and market-oriented institutions, empowering youth and women, fostering democratic and economic resilience, and harnessing technology for democracy. Leila earned a Master’s degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to joining CIPE, Leila interned with the Statelessness Section at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the Department of Field Support at the United Nations in New York, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Bangkok. She also previously consulted for the World Food Programme (WFP), where she conducted an impact evaluation of WFP’s private sector partnerships.