Biography

Jennie previously worked as a student research fellow with The Fuller Project for International Reporting and with Foreign Policy Interrupted. She is completing her undergraduate studies in International Affairs and Political Science at Northeastern University. She has previously written for the Northeastern University Political Review, and assisted Dr. Jessica Stern with the publication of her 2015 book ISIS: The State of Terror. Previous work and studies in conflict resolution, human rights, and arts education have taken her to South Africa, Chicago, the Balkans, Paris, and Istanbul.

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It may take two to tango, but governments, religious leaders, and health officials seem to feel that containing Zika is a one-person dance. The beginning of 2016 brought with it a flood of global attention to the mosquito-transmitted virus that is rapidly spreading throughout the Americas. While the full scale of the disease’s damage …

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While humanity’s use of electronics is tainted with unpleasant aspects—ranging from the need for “suicide nets” under the windows of Chinese iPhone factories to the numerous op-eds lamenting the loss of face-to-face connections—perhaps no consequence has been as dire as the brutal violence seen in the Democratic Republic of …

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Uganda’s next generation of female doctors, lawyers, accountants, and human rights professionals may have gotten their start through sandal design.   Women in Uganda face an uphill climb toward attaining high level education and employment. Only 5.4 percent of men and women officially eligible for tertiary education were enrolled in …

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Alex Dehgan is the co-founder of Conservation X Labs, a new startup focused on bringing innovation to conservation. He most recently served as the chief scientist of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and founded and headed the independent Office of Science and Technology. He previously helped build Afghanistan’s first …

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