Nazila Jamshidi is a gender equality and human rights specialist involved in Afghanistan’s development and democracy processes during the past decade. Nazila worked with various international organizations, like the U.N., USAID, and IFRC, to integrate gender perspectives and human rights approaches in creating and implementing development and humanitarian programs and policies. Nazila moved to the United States from Afghanistan in 2016, where she pursued her undergraduate education at Georgetown University, and she currently an M.A. candidate at Columbia University. Nazila is also a member of the U.S. Global Leadership’s 2021 Next-Gen Global Leaders Network.