Elizabeth is a senior at George Washington University’s Elliott School majoring in International Affairs with concentrations in security policy and Africa, in addition to minors in Arabic and Peace Studies. Her areas of interest and research experience include current U.S. counterterrorism policy, the intersections of security and development policy, and East African security, focusing on al-Shabaab and Somalia. Most recently, she served as the Africa Studies intern at the Council on Foreign Relations where she conducted research on youth movements and protests across Africa. Prior to her work at the Council, she interned at the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, Freedom House, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Outside of WIIS, she serves as the Vice President of Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority and tour guides for the university.