Leila Lorenzo is the Program Manager for the Universal Capital and Planetary programs at Berggruen Institute, where she supports the development of public programming, research, policy memos, congressional testimony, academic books, and papers pertaining to planetary governance and progressive economic, infrastructure, and climate policy. Leila has worked across sectors as an educator, translator-activist, policy researcher, and project manager. Her regional interests primarily focus on West and Central Asia, specifically the development of modern Iran and economic opportunities for Afghans. Lorenzo earned her BA, summa cum laude, in History and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and has been recognized as a Fulbright Scholar (Tajikistan), by the US Department of Education, and by Arizona State University’s Melikian Center for Eurasian Studies (Kyrgyzstan). Her political opinions have been featured by outlets such as PBS Newshour and the Huffington Post.