Eliya Harnood joined Sasakawa USA in June 2021 as an Associate Program Officer. She provides support for the Japan U.S. Military (JUMP) Program and the Policy Briefing Series.
Eliya is two-time Terrapin graduate of the University of Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Japanese in December 2019. During her undergraduate studies, she had the opportunities to study at Waseda University and to intern with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Senate and the Council of Foreign Relations. Most recently, she earned her Master of Public Policy with a specialization in International Security and Economic Policy in May 2021.