Leora Eisenberg ’20, from Eagan, Minnesota, graduated summa cum laude in Slavic Languages and Literatures, focusing on Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia, and received certificates in Russian, Eastern European, Eurasian Studies, and Persian Language and Literature. Eisenberg was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, she was the Class of 2019 Dean's Scholar in the Nation's Service, and received Princeton's Labouisse Prize. Eisenberg is passionate about Soviet history and post-Soviet development in Central Asia, where she spent the summer 2017 learning Farsi and Tajiki in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department. In summer 2018 Eisenberg interned at the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in Almaty, Kazakhstan on a Streicker International Fellowship. She was deeply involved in Princeton's Jewish community and sang for Koleinu, Princeton's Jewish cappella group. She studied at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow in spring 2019.
In summer 2019, Leora interned in the State Department at the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty, Kazakhstan.