Daria Rouholamin graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a BA in history. Coming from a multicultural background (Finland & Iran) and having extensively lived abroad, Daria had a longstanding interest in international and world history, which further encouraged her to undertake the Columbia/LSE dual degree programme. She focused her studies on modern political and Middle Eastern history, writing her Master’s dissertation on the relationship between Great Britain and Iran in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Daria then pursued a career in international development, working as a Project Manager at a London based consultancy firm. Through her work on both Sida and DFID programmes she travelled widely in Africa, to countries such as Liberia, Kenya and Malawi. Daria is now working at UNHCR in Geneva, Switzerland.