Grant works at the intersection of conflict and governance in fragile, conflict-affected settings in Africa. Her work seeks to further understanding of how vulnerable populations, particularly women, girls and youth are affected by instability, violence, terrorism and crisis, as well, the extent to which vulnerable populations’ perspectives and leadership contribute to enduring solutions. Currently at NORC, her projects at NORC have addressed, through research monitoring and evaluation, numerous issues, from illicit trade and organized crime in southern Africa and youth violence and conflict resolution in Burundi, to child labor in the cocoa sectors of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire and women’s economic and political empowerment in North Africa. She has over 20 years of experience, has worked in over 20 countries in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, providing policy and program advice to agencies within the USG and numerous international donors. Grant held senior positions at RAND and was a career analyst at the U.S. Department of State / INR. A former assistant professor at University Al-Akhawayn, Ifrane, Morocco, she is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. She is also an advisor for the Women’s Ambassador Foundation, Howard University, and reviewer for the Journal of Peace and Development and Contemporary Review of the Middle East.