Alyona Denyakina

Alyona leads projects under the Early Learning and Care and Educational Achievement Programs. She is involved in the planning, design, administration, and monitoring of activities, projects, events, and trainings. Her other responsibilities include data collection, processing, and verification, as well as coordination and communication with partners and grantees.

Before joining the Trust, Alyona was an English language teacher in Samokov through the Teach for Bulgaria program. She has worked on social, political, and marketing research in Bulgarian and international organizations.

Alyona holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and several postgraduate specializations, including the “Governing Skills” national program of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza”. Currently she is specializing in preschool Montessori pedagogy at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.