Director, Assessment and Advisory Services
Mena Boyadzhiev, Director, Assessment and Advisory Services, guides the implementation and administration of CEP’s advisory services practice. To help funders improve their effectiveness through customized recommendations, Mena designs strategies and approaches for client engagements and develops, manages, and interprets data collection and analysis. Previously, Mena worked at CEP as a senior research analyst on the Assessment Tools team, where she created and presented foundation assessment reports and administered CEP’s Strategy Landscape Tool.
Prior to rejoining CEP, Mena worked on consumer protection issues at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Consumers Union. Mena’s professional experience also includes work as an analyst at Compass Lexecon, an economic consulting firm, and as a program assistant at MapLight, a nonprofit organization focused on campaign finance reform. Mena holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a B.A. in Economics from Oberlin College.