Dheekshi Arvind, United States, is an MA student in the Security and Diplomacy Program at Tel Aviv University. Prior to her graduate education, Dheekshi earned her undergraduate degree in International Development Studies with a concentration in African and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). She has worked for state and federal legislators on various political issues, as well as with NGOs focused on helping marginalized groups. She is passionate about human rights and policymaking.