Kayla McGill is the Program Manager and a Fellow at Women In International Security (WIIS) where she oversees projects and programming, conducts research and analysis, and contributes to strategic initiatives across the organization. Kayla is a trained Analytical Researcher focusing on gender and international security, culture and narrative studies, and Eastern European tribalism. She has consulted with various branches of the US Government and has presented her research to The US Department of State, The US Institute of Peace, and at numerous conferences. Kayla previously worked for the WomanStats Project contributing to publications and US Congressional testimonials, working with qualitative and quantitative data, and representing the Project at events such as Beijing+20/CSW59 at the United Nations. Kayla strongly believes in the importance of public service and cultural understanding. She speaks French, has lived in China, Germany, the UK, and France, and has traveled abroad extensively. She graduated with her Masters of International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M where she focused on Women, Peace & Security, Diplomacy, and Intelligence. She received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Civic Engagement from Brigham Young University.