Roksana Verahrami is WIIS’ Public Affairs and Programs Manager. Roksana graduated with a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs, with a concentration in international development from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in May 2020. She has previously worked with the Save Darfur movement, studying genocide and the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. She also worked on some of the issues surrounding the ensuing refugee crisis from Sudan into neighboring countries and abroad and helped organize an annual symposium designed to bring awareness to the situation in Darfur and its impact on women. Her interests also include studying the gendered dimensions of climate change, especially the intersectionality of race and class in these gendered dimensions, analyzing the subversion or exploitation of traditional gender roles during times of violence, rebellion, and war, and looking at how religious norms shape gender roles cross-culturally. She has also spent a semester studying at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland studying international politics, economics, and religion.