Shahrazad Hired is a Communications Program Assistant with the Wilson Center Africa Program. Previously, she worked as a Corporate Communications and Government Relations Intern with Comcast NBCUniversal. Shahrazad recently received a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland College Park, and pursued a minor in International Development and Conflict Management, and a certificate in African American Studies. Originally from Somalia, Shahrazad is interested in state governance and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa.