Programs and Strategy
Geysha González is the Senior Director for Programs and Strategy at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Geysha works across all programs to manage and align internal operations, coordinate business development and external communications, and develop CEPA’s strategic external engagements with private and public partnerships.
Prior to joining CEPA, Geysha was the Deputy Director for Policy Partnership for the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). During her time at the DFRLab she led the integration of the Council’s efforts around disinformation, worked to translate research into policy, and expanded its networks of partners, fellows, and contributors from around the globe. Previously, Geysha was the Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center where she oversaw strategy, programming, and business development. She also led the Center’s work on Kremlin disinformation campaigns, including designing the annual Global Strategic Communications Forum (StratCom DC), #DisinfoWeek Europe, the 2019 Ukraine Election Task Force, and co-founding DisinfoPortal.org, a network of experts from the U.S. and Europe focused on counter-disinformation efforts. She was also responsible for launching and leading the Council’s first Congressional Fellowship Program, a bipartisan and bicameral effort that brought together senior staffers with Atlantic Council thought leaders working on Eurasia. Before joining the Council, Geysha spent two years at Freedom House, a human rights and democracy watchdog, working in various roles including as a member for the Freedom of Expression team, where she worked on issues related to digital and physical security for human rights defenders. She also contributed to Freedom House’s flagship report, Freedom in the World, and wrote several pieces on the rise of modern dictatorships and international sporting events. Her work has been featured on The Washington Post and The Hill.
She holds a master’s degree in history of international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she focused on transatlantic relations during the Cold War in the 1960s and 1980s. She earned her bachelor’s in international affairs with a focus on European politics from Marquette University and spent a year at King’s College London focusing on war history and U.S.-Europe relations.