Gracia Angulo Duncan graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a BA in human evolutionary biology. She was born in Honduras and grew up in Jamaica, speaks fluent English and Spanish, and is proficient in French. After college, Gracia worked in Paris, France at Shearman & Sterling LLP as a legal assistant for the International Arbitration team for two and a half years. Prior to attending Yale, she lived in Mexico City for three years working for Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies as program coordinator and later as program director for the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean office. In this role, she developed and directed various multidisciplinary programs for the university and its affiliates to address and bring attention to regional issues. At the Jackson Institute, she focused her studies on governance in fragile states and the effectiveness of multilateral state-building initiatives and development programs, with a specific regional interest in Latin America and the Caribbean. She took full advantage of the diverse Jackson curriculum to gain knowledge of other geopolitical areas of interest, such as the Middle East, Russia, and Africa. Last summer, Gracia worked at the United Nations' Office of Internal Oversight Services for the Inspection and Evaluation Division to conduct assessments of the UN’s Department of Management and the Offices of the Special Representative to the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Violence Against Children, and Children Affected by Armed Conflict. During her final year at Yale, Gracia worked as a course assistant for Clare Lockhart and held a teaching fellow position for a course on Women, Food, and Culture. Gracia was also selected as a Fellow for the Kerry Initiative, for which she conducted research on conflict prediction in fragile states alongside peers from Yale University for former Secretary of State John Kerry.