Marie Billoud joined the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security as a Policy Research Fellow in September 2019. Marie is a French-Austrian graduate Master student from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris in International Administration, and previously completed a double-degree in French and German Law at the Universität zu Köln, Germany, and the Sorbonne Law School in Paris. Prior to joining the NGO Working Group, Marie conducted fieldwork research on the inclusion of women in the Tunisian transitional justice process during an internship at the International Center for Transitional Justice in Tunis, Tunisia. During her Master’s, she co-wrote an article on the United Nations and women’s inclusion in peace processes, which was published by the French Association to the United Nations. While completing her law studies, she co-founded and led as Vice-President a feminist student association aiming to raising awareness on gender issues through conferences on women’s health, or the role of women in African societies for instance, and organized a debate with the French Secretary of State in Charge of Gender Equality and deputies on a project of law regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment in the public space. Marie speaks fluently English, French, German and Italian, and works on improving her Spanish.