Annie Renas is a junior at Barnard College from San Diego, California. She is majoring in Political Science (International Relations) and minoring in Africana Studies. Her research interests include peacebuilding after mass violence, specifically through trauma-informed, localized approaches. She’s also interested in civil wars, peacekeeping, reconciliation, transitional and restorative justice, and disarmament in East and Central Africa, where she focuses her research. In addition to being a Student Scholar at SIWPS, Annie is an Athena Scholar with the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard, a Student Admissions Representative in the Barnard College Office of Admissions, and a Research Assistant to Dr. Severine Autesserre.