Maura joined the World Justice Project in September 2019 as an intern on the Rule of Law Index team. She is a recent graduate of Sewanee, with a B.A. in Politics and a minor in Spanish. As a undergrad, Maura completed research on the effects of mediation on enduring internal rivalries and on the use of negotiation as a counterterrorism strategy. Prior to joining WJP, Maura interned at the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and for UIM, an NGO in Spain working to promote the UN’s sustainable development goals in Central and South America.