Diana Pilipenko is a principal investigator for the Moscow Project at American Progress, where she focuses on topical issues pertaining to Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe more broadly. Prior to joining American Progress in June 2017, she managed corporate investigations and analysis at a Big Four accounting firm. Specializing in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and export controls compliance, she led numerous investigations and assessments on behalf of commercial, federal, and nonprofit organizations. Pilipenko received a master’s degree in regional studies—Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in Slavic literature from the University of Chicago. In keeping with the Slavic theme, her first job out of college was that of a researcher and translator of Soviet propaganda posters for the “Windows on the War” exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.
By Diana Pilipenko
|The only two reasons to rush the Russia investigation are ignorance or politics||NBC News||December 21, 2017|
|Facebook must ‘follow the money’ to uncover extent of Russian meddling||The Guardian||October 9, 2017|