Aksinya Sorokina, Fulbright Network Executive Committee (2016-2018). Aksinya is a Financial sector professional with international experience in banking and consulting. As a Banking Advisory Officer, Aksinya Sorokina is advising financial institutions in emerging markets globally (Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia) in the area of financial inclusion, specifically –  supply chain finance, small business finance, strategy and planning. She designed and implemented innovative solutions for 35+ financial institutions, aimed to scale up their business for wider financial outreach. She joined IFC in 2013 in Washington DC as a global specialist. Since March 2020 she joined the Middle East and Africa team to lead the engagements with financial institutions in the region. Prior to joining IFC, Aksinya structured debt transactions at ING Bank in Moscow, managed corporate finance activities at IBM in Moscow and conducted financial sector analysis at the World Economic Forum in New York. With international experience in management consulting, corporate finance, commercial banking, Aksinya identifies and empowers commercially viable ideas devoted to promoting financial sector development. Aksinya is a CFA® chartholder, holds master’s in Financial Economics from New York University. She is also a Fulbright Scholar and DAAD Scholar.
Jana El-Horr, Fulbright Network Executive Committee (2018-2020).  Jana is a Senior Social Development Specialist in the Africa Region. She has worked for the past five years in the South Asia region covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Maldives. Jana’s work mostly focused on community driven approaches in post conflict settings with a focus on women’s and youth socio-economic empowerment. Prior to the World Bank, she worked in Iraq and Lebanon on various programs including supporting women’s SMEs, displacement, and reintegration of ex-combattants. She was a Fulbright scholar between 2004-2006 during which she completed her research on the political economy reforms in the Arab World at the Brookings Institution. Jana joined the bank as a Young Professional in 2012 and holds a PhD in conflict analysis from George Mason University and a B.A. in Economics from the American University of Beirut.
Jehann Inca Joëlle Jack, Fulbright Network Executive Committee (2017-2018). Jehann is an economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she works in the African Department on the country teams for Kenya and Eritrea. She has previously worked on South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe and Niger within the department. She began her IMF career in the Western Hemisphere Department as an economist at the Office of the Regional Resident Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), then based in Antigua and Barbuda. Prior to joining the IMF, Miss Jack worked in the Research Department at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for seven years. Jehann’s research interests are largely centered on finance and development. She has written on public financial management, macro-fiscal forecasting, inflation, growth and private sector development, energy sector policies, venture capital financing, commercial bank lending behavior, international monetary transmission and the bank lending channel, and bailing out from the public purse. These were presented at various conferences in the Caribbean, including in The Bahamas, and published among the IMF Selected Issues Papers and Technical Assistance Reports. She has also guest lectured at the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (2017) and served as a panelist for the Black Policy Conference at Harvard Kennedy School (2019) and the Sadie T. M. Alexander Conference for Black Women in Economics at the Urban Institute in Washington DC (2020). Jehann received her undergraduate degree—BSc in Economics and Management Studies (double majors), First Class Honors—from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus. She was then awarded two full scholarships (the Shell Centenary Scholarship and the Cambridge-DfID Scholarship) to pursue a graduate degree in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. She also completed a second graduate degree—in Economics (with specialization in Financial and Monetary Economics)—at Fordham University in New York on the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
Julie Perng, Jana El-Horr, Fulbright Network Executive Committee (2018-2020). Julie is currently with the Behavioral Science team (Mind, Behavior, and Development) in the Poverty Global Practice of the World Bank. She managed projects in a variety of topics, including education, health, labor, financial inclusion, gender and poverty, focusing on behavioral change and measurement. She managed and designed impact evaluations, analyzed and disseminated the results. Prior to World Bank, Julie worked in management and government consulting. She has spent extensive time working and researching in China including whilst on a Fulbright scholarship, as well as Rwanda and Costa Rica.
Yulia Krylova, Fulbright Network Executive Committee (2017-2019). Over the past 15 years, Yulia has been working as a data analyst and researcher at various international development organizations and academia. She was responsible for leading and managing multiple projects in the areas of governance, private sector development, social entrepreneurship, and gender studies. At the World Bank Group, Yulia was involved with the Development Economics Unit, the East Asia and the Pacific Gender Innovation Lab, the Development Impact Evaluation Unit, the Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. In 2009-2010, she was a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Economics at Duke University and the Georgetown University Law School. Yulia holds a PhD degree in Economics from Saint Petersburg State University and a PhD degree in Political Science from George Mason University.