Safia Southey

With experience working with such institutions as UNRWA, the US State Department, NY Senator Gillibrand, and UNICEF, Safia is excited to take her knowledge and adapt them to make her own impact in the world. At IUCN, Safia contributes media content to the Global Programme on Governance and Rights’ Global Gender Office, helping ensure IUCN delivers current content that represents the voices and faces of the women around the world that live lives deeply and intrinsically linked the environment.  Raised by international travelers and humanitarian workers, Safia has grown up in the midst of on and off political turmoil while living in Cairo, Paris, Amman, and Menton, spurring her interest in politics and other humanitarian issues facing the developing world early on. She is currently studying at Sciences Po in the beautiful town of Menton in the South of France, pursuing her passion for international relations with a focus on the Middle East.