Temporary Project Assistant
Cat is a Temporary Project Assistant with the Democracy and Technology team at NDI. She has worked on democratic engagement through civic education at the Boston-based nonprofit, Discovering Justice. She has also conducted research and wrote reports for the Working Group on Children Recruited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups. In 2021, she completed her master's degree in Global Peace, Security, and Strategic Studies at Vesalius College, in Brussels. While earning this degree, she completed a traineeship at the Alliance for Securing Democracy branch of the German Marshall Fund, where she worked on protecting democracy against cyberattacks, information campaigns, financial manipulation, and economic coercion. Cat holds a bachelor's degree from the University of St Andrews, where she studied Arabic, Persian, and Russian.