Danielle Robertson is the senior gender specialist in the Center for Policy, Learning and Strategy at USIP. In this role, Danielle develops tools and facilitates trainings on gender inclusion in peacebuilding. She also serves as a project design specialist with a specific focus on integrating gender analysis in project design. Danielle joined USIP’s gender and peacebuilding program in 2014 to coordinate the work of the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, and leverage their expertise to support implementation efforts on gender policy frameworks. Before joining USIP, she worked for American University's School of International Studies to develop and manage training courses for graduate students in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program. Danielle’s research interests include understanding the impact of conflict-related sexual violence on communities and how policy and programming can better address the root causes that drive its use during conflict. She holds a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in International Development from Pennsylvania State University.