Honey Thomas is a Master in Public Policy (MPP) candidate at the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs. Before Yale, she directed research projects for a London-based global development consultancy focused on conflict resilience and Countering Violent Extremism strategies. Fluent in Arabic, she specialized in the Middle East and North Africa, leading research teams in Syria, Iraq, and Libya and working with regional partners to build civil society capacity. Her interest in global development began through work with non-governmental and charitable organizations engaged in refugees and women’s education across the MENA region, including Egypt where she lived for two years. Honey graduated with a double-first class BA from the University of Cambridge in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies and will focus her studies at Yale on development policy in that region.