Joya Taft-Dick

Joya is originally from Vermont, but grew up moving around overseas as the daughter of UN World Food Program employee. She has spent the last 9 years working on, writing about, or studying human security, development and violence prevention, all with a focus on gender. Joya received her bachelors’ degree from Middlebury College, where she double-majored in Religion and French, and holds a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, with a research focus on gender-based violence in conflict settings.