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Yelena Akopian

Marketing and Communications Specialist, Climate Program, World Resources Institute


Yelena Akopian is the Marketing and Communications Specialist for the Climate Program. She supports the institute’s corporate-facing climate projects, namely the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Science Based Targets initiative.

Previously, Yelena worked in a communications capacity at an international development NGO focused on capacity building and civic engagement throughout the Eurasia and MENA regions, and as a writer and editor for a variety of publications.

Yelena holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego.

In her spare time, Yelena enjoys reading, keeping up with current events, contemporary art, and the great outdoors.