Alissa Indeck is the Gender and Global Security Program Assistant at Women in International Security (WIIS). She is currently pursuing her M.A. in International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies with a functional concentration in Security, Strategy, and Statecraft and regional concentration in Africa. Alissa received her B.A. in International Relations from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy and a Minor in Music. Alissa’s research focuses on the inclusion of feminists’ narratives and perspectives in the discourse of National Security. Alissa’s approach to security policy is intersectional: to better protect vulnerable groups in times of violent conflicts and crisis, she synthesizes topics such as public health, gender inequality, and environmental racism.