Desiree is a previous EWI intern and currently the Program Assistant of EWI’s Middle East and North Africa Program in the Brussels office. She holds an MSc in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the KU Leuven University (Belgium). She previously interned at EcoPeace Middle East, an environmental organization based in Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Her interests include religion, climate change and the role of militias in the Arab world. Desiree is fluent in Dutch, English and Arabic.