She currently serves as a Sr. Intelligence Specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Elena is also the CEO and co-founder of an information technology startup and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Georgetown University, Master's of Professional Studies in Applied Intelligence program. At Georgetown, Elena teaches the Electronic Intelligence Analysis course. To view the course trailer on YouTube, please click here.
Elena previously served as a senior analyst and subject matter expert covering a variety of high level national security issues at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Department of State (DoS), as well as, the Consulate General of Israel and the Consulate General of Ukraine. She is a subject matter expert on intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, terrorism, cyber, leadership, political, security, military, religious, and economic issues in the Middle East, Africa, East Europe, Asia, and Europe, as well as, media, behavioral and organizational psychology, strategy, public relations, marketing, and communication.
Elena speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian, and some Hebrew.
Elena is in her last semester of completing a Ph.D. in Strategic Communication from George Mason University. Prior to her current studies, Elena completed an M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University with a focus in media psychology and human behavior, and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, with a focus in communication, strategy and management. She had also received an M.A. in Politics with a focus in International Relations and American Government from New York University (NYU) in 2009.
Additionally, Elena holds a Certificate in Intelligence Analysis from the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis, which is the Directorate of Analysis's component of CIA University, a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Marketing Management from Georgetown University, and a Graduate Certificate in Messianic Jewish Studies from the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute.
Elena had pursued her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and UCLA where she graduated with honors and earned a B.A. in Political Science with a focus in International Relations and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.
To see Elena's full biography, please visit her website: ElenaBailey.com