Ellona Fritschie joined USAGM in December 2015 after serving for nine years as director for the Senate and Congressional Affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Prior to that role, she spent four years as a legislative assistant for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Fritschie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000.
Fritschie lives in Bethesda, Md., with her husband and two daughters. She speaks conversational French and Hebrew.