Kelsey provides research support for a number of OEF Research projects while also focusing on her own individual research on topics such as women in politics and government, women, peace, and security; and the role of civil society organizations in global governance. Additional research interests include international development and MENA region history and politics. She received her master’s in International Administration with a concentration in gender, development, and statistics in June 2016 from the Josef Korbel School for International Studies. She graduated from Seton Hall University in 2012 with B.S in Diplomacy and International affairs with a minor in environmental studies. She has intermediate proficiency in Arabic and continues independent language practice. Prior to joining the One Earth Future Foundation's Research program in 2012, she had a number of internships with UN-system organizations, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as well as various with non-profit organizations. She has additional experience with strategic communications, social media, blogging, and community activism.
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