Deb Landau was a Gender and Global Security Program Assistant at Women in International Security where she helped support the research and programmatic operations. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Deborah worked for U.S. Senator Bob Casey (PA) as a foreign policy intern, and subsequently a Staff Assistant. Deb is a Master’s candidate in the School of International Service at American University studying Global Governance, Politics, and Security. Deb graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus on international politics. Her senior thesis examined sexual and gender based violence as a weapon of war in civil wars, specifically the conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is excited to be able to pursue her interests in gender and global security at WIIS.