Katie Sadd recently completed an LL.M. in Human Rights Law with International Conflict and Security, during which she volunteered with the university’s EU Rights Legal Clinic. Before pursuing graduate school in Brussels, Katie spent more than three years as a public policy advisor and later district director, serving under local and state officials in the U.S. She has also worked on women’s empowerment and capacity-building as an Africa program intern for an NGO, and through a ten-month fellowship, during which she lived in Bangladesh, supporting female university students from across the region. Previously, Katie has also spent time volunteering in the Volta Region of Ghana and has assisted human rights organizations as a remote UN volunteer. Her areas of interest and those at the centre of her graduate research include civilian protection, humanitarian access, and conflict-related violence against women and girls.