Daniela Porcelli first joined the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security as a Policy Research Fellow in September 2019. Daniela started her current position as the Program Associate after completing her Masters degree at The New School in The Julien J. Studley Program in International Affairs. While at The New School she created a media package for UNRWA showcasing success stories in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. With a focus on gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict areas, her graduate research has concentrated on the role of women in conflict and in peacebuilding processes. Most recently, she conducted fieldwork on how space can affect the mental health of refugees, particularly women and girls, on the island of Lesvos, Greece during the ongoing “migration crisis”. In partnership with Determined to Develop and The University of Dayton, she also researched how violence can affect girls’ drop-out rates in secondary schools while in Chilumba, Malawi. Daniela received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Rights Studies and English from the University of Dayton.