Rushda Majeed served as a senior research specialist at ISS from 2010 to 2014, where she focused on civil service reforms and short-route accountability. Prior to joining ISS, Rushda was program director at the American Society for Muslim Advancement in New York City. In the past, Rushda has reported on women's rights in Syria, researched international conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and consulted on a law and development initiative in Southern Zambia. She holds a Master in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Eastern Kentucky University.