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Yelena Naginsky


Yelena Naginsky is an Associate in Columbia University’s Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) program.

Yelena graduated from the NECR program in May 2014. She has worked for the last 12 years in Human Resources at Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. Her work in corporate HR has given her the opportunity to be intimately involved in various types of conflict at all levels of these organizations. In addition to her corporate work, Yelena has honed her mediation skills through the certification and apprenticeship programs at New York Peace Institute. She has also previously worked as a Mediator in the New York State Attorney General’s Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau.

Yelena is passionate about dance, travel and her hometown of Queens, NY.


  • M.S., Columbia University
  • M.H.R.M., Cornell University
  • B.A., University at Albany, SUNY