Please share a short bio for yourself. This should be no more than 3-4 short paragraphs.
I'm a scholar-practitioner with research and training expertise focused on the dynamic roles of young people in global conflict and development. My Ph.D. dissertation examines why and how youth are mobilized into violent and non-violent movements and find practical grounding in my field-based work experience in Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East. I've consulted for a number of global organizations on themes including curriculum reform, grants management, development planning, and conflict mapping. Youth engagement forms the central thread of my diverse professional portfolio. Whether teaching middle school students in the United States or interviewing former combatants in Sri Lanka, coordinating university abroad semesters in Cuba or facilitating a peacebuilding training in Jordan, issues of youth participation consistently rise to the forefront of my work.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you have direct and significant expertise
Central America and Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Jordan
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
PhD Candidate and Lecturer, American University and Educational Consultant, Inter American Defense College
What are your main skills/expertise?
What are Your expertise areas/sectors when it comes to youth