Honey Thomas is a second-year MPP student at the Jackson School of Global Affairs, where her research interests include atrocity prevention, transitional justice, and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to Yale, Honey worked for a UK-based consultancy directing research on conflict prevention and countering violent extremism strategies. Fluent in Arabic, she led research teams in Syria and Iraq and worked with regional partners to build civil society capacity. During the summer of 2023, Honey interned with Oxfam in Beirut, where she researched the organization’s contribution to peacebuilding in the MENA region, while also interning as a research assistant to Commissioner Pablo de Greiff. Originally from the UK, she graduated with a double-first class BA from the University of Cambridge in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies.