Elena Souris is a research/program assistant for the Political Reform program. At New America, she helps with program management and contributes to researching and writing articles, policy papers, and reports. She has conducted investigative research into terrorism and far-right recruitment, as well as work on national security, coalition-building, German politics, and U.S. foreign policy. Souris has written for 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, for the Fulbright program, in Rep. Marc Veasey's (D-Texas) Dallas district office, and as a production assistant at Texas Public Radio. Souris graduated summa cum laude from Trinity University with a double major in political science and communication.