As a Program Associate in Human Rights First’s Fighting Discrimination Program, Kes Grekov helps with information management, assists in researching and monitoring hate crimes, works on the improvement of the program’s online presence, and performs various administrative and coordination activities. Kes frequently provides commentary on abusive Russian laws and U.S.-Russia relations. Prior to joining Human Rights First, Kes worked for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, providing research support on issues of racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism. Kes has also been a Fellow at the Streit Council for a Union of Democracies, worked for Multicultural Edge, Inc., and interned at the International Foundation for Election Systems. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with B.S. and M.A. degrees in Political Science (International Relations).