Lazar joined ITDP in October 2017 as Operations Coordinator, providing operational support in the New York office. He has several years of experience in the public sector, predominantly in administrative capacity, holding the roles of Executive Assistant to the President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Assistant to the Macedonian Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. Lazar, a Macedonian, holds a BA in Macedonian and South Slavic languages from the Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, as well as Master of Public Policy, from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt in Germany. His interest lies in the fields of international development and economics.