Danielle Murad Waiss is pursuing her dual Masters degree in International Affairs with a focus on International Security Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at Columbia´s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She also works as a Research Assistant for the Cybersecurity Program at SIPA. She is a dual national of both Mexico and Canada with a family history spanning multiple continents that has sparked her interest in International Affairs. Previously she received her BA in Political Science and International Affairs, with a concentration in Security Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.
She has studied and worked in international government and non-governmental organizations in multiple countries such as the UK Parliament, the NATO Defense College in Rome, the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel where she conducted research on public resilience as a means of countering the effect produced by terrorism. She has also conducted research on disaster recovery in Japan, as well as the future of global governance at the United Nations in Geneva.