Amelia Dal Pra was the executive assistant to CGD's President Masood Ahmed. Before joining CGD, Dal Pra worked as a scheduler and legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives where her legislative portfolio included international affairs issues. Prior to her time on the Hill, she conducted a Fulbright grant in Malaysia and interned with the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Jaffa, Israel and the US Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Dal Pra is currently a MA candidate in Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She holds a BA in International Studies and Political Science from Pepperdine University and a Certificate in Conflict Management from Pepperdine School of Law.