Stephanie Stewart (she/her) joined RAND as a research assistant in August 2020. She graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2019 as a triple major in economics, international affairs, and women's studies with a minor in Arabic. Her undergraduate academic interests included the Middle East, conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconstruction policy, culminating in an internship on the Carter Center's Syria Conflict Mapping Project. By her final year, however, her research interests had shifted to include climate change, economic development, and conflict driven by natural resource scarcity. While living in Amman, Jordan, as a Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellow, she worked at the University of Jordan's Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness conducting a cost benefit analysis of invasive species management plans. In addition to her time in Jordan with CASA, she also studied at Middlebury Language Schools as a Davis Fellow for Peace, in Oman as a Boren Scholar, and in Spain and Morocco independently. As Stephanie's desire to pursue academic economics grew over her final semesters of university, she has continued to take courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at George Washington University in mathematics and statistics in preparation for graduate school.