Gabrielle Belli joined the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security following her completion of the M.A. in International Affairs program at The New School. After receiving her B.A. in International Studies from Ohio University, with a major in war and peace studies, Gabrielle worked as an independent researcher and analyst, focusing on reintegration issues of refugees and ex-combatants in various local, regional and national contexts, as well as countering and preventing violent extremism. She has recently conducted projects with the International Rescue Committee, the International Organization for Migration and the Countering Violent Extremism & Reintegration Initiative. Prior to beginning as Program Associate, Gabrielle was a Policy Research Fellow with the NGOWG.