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Tania Tzelnic, associate project director, is an expert in youth and workforce development. Drawing on her strong background in project design, project management, and user-experience/design thinking, she leads and advances initiatives to prepare youth for the rapidly changing digital economy. She specializes in economic opportunities mapping, labor market assessments, and needs assessments, and engages industry leaders in partnering with schools to close opportunity gaps for youth.

Tzelnic co-leads the project management of and provides technical assistance for Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze and Accelerating Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment 2. She manages EDC innovation challenges and boot camps, including President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leader’s Initiative World of Food Innovation Challenge.

Tzelnic holds an MA in International Relations, with a focus on International Finance, from Boston University.