Kathleen is a Research Assistant at the Fund for Peace. Prior to interning at the Fund for Peace, Kathleen interned at the Near East Foundation where she analyzed approaches and outcomes for Stabilization and Peacebuilding economic development projects in the Middle East and Northern Africa. She is currently completing a dual masters from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in Public Administration and International Relations. She also holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of New Mexico.