Sahana Dharmapur

Sahana Dharmapuri


Sahana Dharmapuri is the Director of the Our Secure Future program at the One Earth Future Foundation. From 2006-2016 she was an independent gender advisor on gender, peace, and security issues to USAID, NATO, The Swedish Armed Forces, the United States Institute for Peace, International Peace Institute, and other... more

Lexie Van Buskirk

Lexie Van Buskirk

Project Specialist

Lexie Van Buskirk received her Master’s degree in International Peace and Security from the department of War Studies at King’s College London in 2014. Following her education, she worked for a private security consultancy, was a researcher for Wikistrat, and interned remotely for the Hudson Institute’s Center For... more

Catie Fowler

Catie Fowler

Project Coordinator

Catie Fowler is a Project Coordinator for Our Secure Future.  She graduated with an MA from the Korbel School of International Studies with a Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance and a specialization in Gender in Conflict.  During her time in graduate school, Catie worked as a researcher and Projects... more

Jolynn Shoemaker


Jolynn Shoemaker focuses on gender equality in international peace and security. She has worked with numerous non-profit organizations engaged in policy-relevant research, advocacy, and training on Women, Peace and Security and women's leadership. Ms. Shoemaker is a contributing writer for Ms. Magazine, focusing on... more

Former Interns

Caroline Meserve

Caroline Meserve



Caroline Meserve graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A in political science and economics in 2016. She spent her junior year studying abroad at the London School of Economics. Caroline previously interned for an NGO working to combat human trafficking and for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.... more