Tahina Montoya

written by November 17, 2022
Tahina Montoya is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Multi-lingual, International Affairs Strategist & Women, Peace and Security Expert working at the...

Ruth Mikre

written by November 17, 2022
Prior to joining WIIS, Ruth Mikre spent the last decade working in association and database management, gaining experience in membership recruitment, retention, and engagement within...

Rebecca Wilson

written by June 16, 2022
Rebecca Wilson is from Athens, Georgia. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in May 2021 with a BA in International Affairs and minors...

Amy Cowley

written by May 31, 2022
Amy Cowley graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Politics and a minor in Middle East Studies from Utah State...

Joan Johnson-Freese

written by May 3, 2022
Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese served as a University Professor and Chair of the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval War College (NWC) between 2002-2022. She...

 Brenda Oppermann

written by May 2, 2022
 Brenda Oppermann considers herself a “pracademic,” having extensive experience as a practitioner and academic working on conflict, peace, security, and gender equity. A senior advisor...

Jana Wattenberg

written by May 4, 2021
Dr. Jana Wattenberg is a Lecturer in International Politics and Security at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. She is also the Deputy Director...

Ariela Blätter

written by May 3, 2021
Ariela Blätter has more than 20 years of experience in the peace and security field as an international lawyer, grantmaker, social entrepreneur and nonprofit leader....

Diorella Islas Limiñana

written by October 15, 2020
Dr Diorella Islas is an independent security and intelligence analyst and an adjunct faculty member in the Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) program at the...

Ana Laura Velasco Ugalde

written by September 10, 2020
Ana Velasco is a feminist security researcher and consultant with experience in government, media, and civil society. Winner of the international essay contest 1325andBeyond in...