Danielle is a spring Research Assistant at the Fund for Peace. She graduated from the College of William & Mary in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Government (concentration in international security). At the College, Danielle was heavily involved in both faculty-led and independent research efforts affiliated with various organizations, including the Brookings Institution and USAID, and held leadership positions in W&M’s International Relations Club. A primary area of interest is the study of democratic institutions within fragile states and the role international cooperation, specifically economic development programs, can play in alleviating violent conflict. Danielle recently published an article relating this topic to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict that discussed the role of the international community in Hamas’ continued use of violence as a political tool. Her interest in conflict resolution motivated her to pursue a Master’s degree in Conflict Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in Fall 2020, where her coursework focuses on sustainable governance.