Gabriel Dayley is currently completing a master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service, American University. Gabe graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, where he completed a thesis on social-psychological empathic processes and methods for improving empathy and compassion among groups in intractable conflict. His academic and professional interests include the construction of identity in conflict, methods of empowering women in conflict environments, dialogue as a tool for shifting intergroup attitudes, and the role that mindfulness techniques can play in conflict resolution. He is thrilled to be working at Women in International Security, deepening his interest in and understanding of the experience of women and gender dynamics in peace and security.