Nina Kanakarajavelu is a Research Associate for the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. Previously, Nina was the Project Manager for the Global Health Security Program at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Prior to her time at GWU, she contributed to research and writing related to gender mainstreaming and prevention of Gender Based Violence as an intern for CARE Rwanda. She also supported the Tulane Rwanda office with research and activities in support of “Higa Ubeho,” a USAID-funded endeavor in support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), widows, and people living with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda. She received her MPH with a concentration in International Health and Development at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and also holds a Masters in Human Rights from Brandeis University.