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 work on national security, coalition-building, German politics, and U.S. foreign policy, as well as research into far-right recruitment and hate groups. Souris has written for 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, 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.