I am a gender and youth specialist with a background in forced displacement, environmental peacebuilding, humanitarian intervention, and post-conflict justice. I hold a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, USA, a Master’s in Law in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK, and a certificate in Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, UK.
I have complete fluency in English, Spanish and French, and a beginner level of Arabic.
I am currently based at Georgetown University’s (GU) Justice and Peace Studies Program. Prior to joining GU, I taught at several other universities in the US and abroad, including the American University in Cairo’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict.
I have 15+ years of teaching experience and over a decade of international experience in the design and implementation of gender- and youth-inclusive projects in conflict-affected and fragile states, and those confronting forced migration and environmental insecurity – 19 countries so far in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the MENA Region and Europe. I have also consulted on projects for INGOs, international and bilateral organizations including USAID, various UN Agencies, and the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies