Mena Boyadzhiev

Director, Assessment and Advisory Services

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Mena Boyadzhiev, Director, Assessment and Advisory Services, leads relationships with funders using CEP’s assessments and custom advisory services. She oversees the design and presentation of CEP assessments and the implementation of CEP’s advisory services practice. Mena is a frequent speaker to foundation staff and boards on topics of philanthropic effectiveness and funder-grantee relationships.

Previously, Mena worked at CEP from 2010 – 2012 as a senior analyst on the Assessment Tools team. Prior to rejoining CEP in 2015, she worked on consumer protection issues at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Consumers Union. Her professional experience also includes work in economic consulting and campaign finance reform.

Mena holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a B.A. in Economics from Oberlin College. In her free time, Mena can be found exploring her Boston neighborhood with her spouse, energetic twins, and dog.

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Mena Boyadzhiev

Manager – Assessment and Advisory Services