Catharine Helmers was a Program Assistant with the Wilson Center Africa Program. She received her M.A. in International Conflict Studies from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where her research examined atrocities against civilians through an interdisciplinary lens. Originally from Baltimore, Catharine has previously worked and volunteered for nonprofits and NGOs in Colorado, Texas, Maryland and the United Kingdom. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is interested in peacebuilding, the prevention of violence against civilians, rebel groups, and human rights in Africa.