Snezhina currently serves as Junior Advisor with the European Public Private Partnership Expertise Centre (EPEC) at the European Investment Bank, where she works on advancing energy efficiency implementation across EU member-states. Prior to EPEC, Snezhina was with Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York City, where she focused on clean energy economics, producing financial research on innovative financial models in the renewable industry. She has completed traineeships with the European Central Bank, Deloitte Management Consulting and the Illuminate Consulting Group. Snezhina holds an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with focus on Sustainable Energy and Finance, and another master’s degree in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance. Snezhina holds two undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the American University in Bulgaria, and spent a year studying philosophy, political economy and art history at the European College of Liberal Arts (Berlin).
A 2006 Fellow of the Institute of International Education/ Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, Snezhina has a long record of civic engagement. As an Open Society Institute alumna, Snezhina co-founded the Youth Empowerment Initiative in 2007, a local program on promoting high-school engagement in civic activities in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, now in its fourth year of operation. Snezhina has substantial debate experience, including as coach, judge and winner of Duke University’s Internal Debate Competition. In her free time, Snezhina enjoys reading, contemporary art, European cinema, cycling and bikram yoga.