EU Subnational Project Intern

Helen joined WJP in the Summer of 2023 as a European Union Subnational project. Prior to her position at WJP, she was a Research Fellow at the Research for International Policy Implementation Lab (RIPIL) where she worked on identifying and measuring donor-humanitarian agencies' network relations in conflict-affected areas.

Originally from Spain, Helen is a graduate student in the International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security Master’s Program at American University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Charles III University of Madrid where she developed several research projects focused on comparative political and security issues, such as the impact of aid conditionality on democracy development and the success of self-defense groups in Burkina Faso in becoming influential political actors. Her interests include intra-state conflict, terrorism and insurgency, regime transitions, and peacekeeping.