Center for Slavic & East European Studies, Assistant DirectorEileen Kunkler graduated with a major in West European Studies, and minors in Italian and Russian. While an undergraduate Eileen had the pleasure of participating in a short‐term study abroad program to Russia (Modern Russian Culture & Society), which sparked her interest in Russia and Eastern Europe.
She then went on to pursue MA degrees in Slavic and East European Studies and Public Policy from the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at OSU.
During her graduate studies, she interned at the State Department in the Moscow Embassy for one summer where she helped to draft the Russian Human Rights Report. She also studied at Saint‐Petersburg State University.
Currently she works as the Assistant Director for the Center for Slavic and East European Studies where she oversees their federal grants, master’s program, and events and activities.