Elena Souris is a Research Associate for the Political Reform program and a 2019 McCloy Fellow on Global Trends with the American Council on Germany. At New America, she conducts research, writes articles and policy papers, and contributes to program management. She has done work on German and European politics, U.S. domestic policy, civic engagement, and national security. Souris has written for the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Vox, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Pacific Standard, and the Washington Monthly.
Before coming to New America, Souris worked at the City of San Antonio's International Relations Office, in Rep. Marc Veasey's (D-Texas) Dallas district office, as a production assistant at Texas Public Radio, and for a Fulbright exchange program. Souris graduated summa cum laude from Trinity University with a double major in political science and communication and a German minor.