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Anna Pechenina

Program Officer – Translation and Research Analysis, Entrepreneurship
Anna Pechenina

Anna Pechenina is a program officer – translation and research analysis in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she builds sources to generate content to bridge the gap between research and practice in order to illuminate successful outcomes to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship strategic areas.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Pechenina was a research analyst in the Office of Evaluations and Inspections for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Inspector General (HHS/OIG), where she reviewed HHS programs and conducted evaluations to identify problems in duplication, overlap, and continued need, and wrote reports with findings and recommendations for implementation by operating divisions. Earlier, Pechenina was an adjunct professor of government for Brookhaven College, where she developed course syllabi, lesson content, notes, examination materials, and online course content. Pechenina is active in many community groups, including the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, the Society for Political Methodology, the League of Women Voters, and the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra Choir.

Pechenina has a Master of Science in political science from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in music and political science from Truman State University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Texas.