Leana Mayzlina works at the intersection of technology and human thriving. She is a passionate advocate for digital inclusion with years of experience building community among people and organizations at the forefront of change. Born in Ukraine and raised in the US, Leana set out to bridge the gaps between continents and culture, communities and connectivity.
In her current role as Sr Project Manager, Leana supports a cohort of international nonprofit organizations in building their digital equity programs through The Aspen Institute’s Digital Equity Accelerator. In her last position at NTEN, Leana led the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, guiding nonprofit staff across the US in bridging economic, educational, and social gaps through digitally inclusive initiatives. Prior to joining the NTEN team, she developed international campaigns supporting grassroots women leaders in advocating for social, political, and environmental change. In 2011, Leana moved back to the Pacific Northwest after nearly a decade working in Latin America, where she managed international cooperation programs in areas ranging from poverty alleviation to social entrepreneurship. Leana speaks Russian, English, Spanish, and um pouquinho de português and holds a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Pitzer College, as well as an MA in International Studies from the University of Chile.
Leana lives in Portland, OR with her husband and their rescue pup, Atlas. On weekends, you can find her exploring the woods and hugging trees, with Atlas always at her side.