Andrea Welsh is a second-year graduate student in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service Master of Global Human Development Program. Over the summer she worked with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) team in New Delhi, India to investigate issues including gender mainstreaming, gender analysis and the prevention of gender-based violence. Prior to Georgetown, Andrea graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish. Following graduation, she served for over two years with Peace Corps as a Rural Community Development Specialist in Costa Rica. Here she supported sustainable community development programs that focused on public health, women’s empowerment and environmental protection. Complementing this experience in the field, Andrea went on to implement public health programs in over a dozen countries with the international public health non-profit, Management Sciences for Health. Over the course of three years, her portfolio included family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and TB. Andrea is fluent in Spanish and her research interests focus on gender, public health and education.