Oriela Baliaj

Program Associate

Oriela joined BALI’s team as a Program Associate in April 2016. She received her BA in Political Science from Lehman College and recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College. Prior to joining BALI, Oriela was the Education and Workforce Development Intern for the CGI America team at the Clinton Foundation.

Youth Development and Girls and Women Empowerment are the two issues that Oriela is most passionate about in life, which is why she is very excited to have joined the BALI team and looks forward to all the wonderful things they will accomplish together.

Oriela believes that we as a society need to do more and do it better so all girls and young women in the world can have access to everything they deserve for a better life such as universal health care, quality education, professional opportunities but most importantly the belief in themselves that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to.