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Maria Branea

Research and Administrative Assistant

Maria Branea joined the European Leadership Network in April 2024 as a Research and Administrative Assistant on the Eurasia Futures project. Prior to joining the ELN, Maria worked as a Program Associate at LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics’ foreign policy think tank, and the Romanian-based Ratiu Forum. While there, she assisted with the Russia-Ukraine Dialogues and the Central and South-East Europe Program, as part of which she coordinated the Journalism Program aimed at bolstering independent media in the region. She holds a Master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford, where she previously studied for a Bachelor’s in History.