Swetha is a second year MA student from India majoring in Conflict Management. She currently serves as a Research Assistant at U.S Institute of Peace (USIP) and is working as a Consultant with Equal Means Equal and UN Women as a part of the SAIS Women Lead Practicum. She has previously interned with the Embassy of Jordan, Bretton Woods Committee and Office of the Dean at SAIS. She has been involved with GWL since her first year and previously served as the VP of Events. As the President this year, she aspires to mainstream discussions around critical issues like understanding liberal notions of empowerment and expanding the involvement of men through GWL’s activities and initiatives.