Tonicia Williams currently works as a Research Assistant at the U.S. Institute of Peace on the Grants and Fellowships Team, focusing on gender, conflict and policy. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University and a postgraduate diploma in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She is currently pursuing her masters in International Affairs at the George Washington University with emphases in Conflict Resolution and International Development. She has volunteered at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings and received an Outstanding Delegate Award at the 2019 Harvard National Model United Nations, where she represented Kenya at the World Health Organization. Her personal and professional experiences demonstrate a vested interest in and commitment to gender equity and climate change resilience.