Meet our amazing team!
Lauren Scribi - Executive Director
Lauren Scribi is BNID's Executive Director. Lauren graduated from the University of Vermont in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science and from Kingston University London in 2011 with a Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism. She worked in the Massachusetts legislature for seven years as a Legislative Aide and then as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators. She now works as the Program and Partnership Manager at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate.
A curious and global-minded individual since her teens, Lauren has traveled extensively and is an alumna of two US Department of State Professional Fellows outbound programs to Ukraine and Israel and Jordan.
Vladimir Grenkov - Director of Technology
Vladimir Grenkov is BNID’s Director of Technology. He graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts and Boston University with an Master of Arts in 2010, both in Economics. A voracious programmer since the age of 10, he combines his economic acumen and coding to tackle problems in business operations, tech administration and marketing. Vlad co-founded Pixel Machinery, a technical consultancy, programming, and design shop. He also teaches Principles of Economics and International Economics courses at Fisher College.
Dmitry Zharkov - Marketing Associate
Dmitry Zharkov is BNID’s Marketing Associate. Dmitry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School with a B.S. in Finance in 2017. Besides interest in international development and volunteering, Dmitry served as an Associate intern at IEC Partners, where he worked on go-to market strategy and fundraising activities for international startups in Educational Technology, Marine Products Manufacturing, and Fin-Tech.