Cholpon Aitakhunova attended American University in Central Asia (AUCA) from 2007-2011, and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek from 2011-2012, where she got her degrees in European Studies (BA) and Politics and Security (MA), respectively. Currently, Cholpon Aitakhunova is a regional co-coordinator of the “Central Asian Youth for Water” (CAY4W) Network, where she interacts with youth all over the region and together with the network they work on youth engagement in the water sector through active youth empowerment. She organized the First Youth Climate Change Forum in Kyrgyzstan under the support of the Green Alliance and its partner organizations. Cholpon was recognized as a global teen leader by We Are Family Foundation in 2010 and attended the global Just Peace Summit together with 30 young leaders from all over the world. She is also a finalist of the FLEX academic exchange program as well as a recipient of an award from former US president G.W. Bush for her community service during her studies in the US.