Natalie Bracco joined the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security as a Policy Research Fellow in June 2020. Natalie is an Ecuadorian-Italian graduate from New York University (NYU) with a Master’s degree in Global Affairs and a concentration in Global Gender Studies. She previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with concentrations in Security Studies and Europe along with a minor in History from Boston University. While pursuing her Master’s degree, Natalie worked as a graduate consultant for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED), conducted field research on gender and sustainable development in the United Arab Emirates, and served as a Student Ambassador for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. She also acted as Managing Editor for NYU’s academic journal, the Global Affairs Review. Prior to her graduate studies, Natalie engaged in advocacy and research concerning human rights issues for Index on Censorship in London, UK.