I am a political scientist with academic and professional experience in international security and gender policy, most recently focused on the practice of this intersection in international policy and advocacy. I bring to this work a significant background in research design and implementation, rigor in academic writing and analysis, and non-profit management.
I have worked and conducted research in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador, written on numerous aspects of the women, peace and security agenda, and taught on gender and peace. My academic research has focused on women and gender in conflict, specifically women negotiators in peace processes; and nationalism, gender, and Eastern Europe.
I hold an MA from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and an MPhil and a PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York, all in Political Science.