Amy Mawson joined ISS as an elections administration research specialist in October 2009 and served as its associate director from July-December 2010. She has a master's degree in globalization and development and a bachelor's in economic and social studies from the University of Manchester, U.K. Prior to joining ISS, Amy spent two years working with the government of Burundi as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow in Bujumbura. She has also worked at the European Commission's delegation to the U.N. in New York and the European Parliament's Development Committee in Brussels. She is currently a project manager at Fireside Research.