Alexandra Amling has a background in gender-based violence and international development. Prior to joining OEF Research in 2015, she worked two years in Southeast Asia in the capacity of Program Officer for The Asia Foundation and as a gender consultant for GIZ and CARE International in Cambodia. She also conducted an assessment of gender-based violence among youth in East Indonesia for ChildFund International. Apart from her interest in how gender plays out in conflict and post-conflict settings, Alexandra Amling has more recently focused on issues of maritime crime and maritime governance challenges. Ms. Amling holds a graduate degree in Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and a Master of Arts in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey, USA where she also obtained a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. In addition, Ms. Amling is an Affiliated Fellow of the Southeast Asia Network at Goethe University Frankfurt.