Putnam Valley, New York

George Washington University, BA (International Affairs)

English, French

1720 I Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
E: rhersh@fundforpeace.org

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Rachel Hersh is a Research Assistant at the Fund for Peace. Since joining the Fund for Peace in 2012, she has worked in the Conflict Early Warning and Assessment Program focusing on the Failed States Index and the Universal Network of Local Knowledge (UNLocK).
Rachel is currently finishing her undergraduate degree in International Relations with concentrations in International Politics and Conflict and Security Studies at The George Washington University. Prior to working for the Fund for Peace, Rachel completed an academic year exchange at Sciences Po Paris (L''Institut d''études politiques (IEP) de Paris), where she researched issues such as the legality of drone warfare, the use of torture in conflict, and the various conflicts in South Asia. Upon graduation, Rachel hopes expand upon this research through her pursuit of a Master’s in the field of Conflict and Security studies.