Elizabeth Smith, Program Associate, joined ABA ROLI's Asia & the Pacific Division in October 2022 . Elizabeth holds a Master of International Affairs degree from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where she concentrated in International Development and Economic Policy. While there, she worked as an assistant for a scholarship endowment program for women in Afghanistan, and as a research assistant on the Rebel Organization Leaders (ROLE) Database. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining ABA ROLI, she did a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA where she worked in capacity building and training for local nonprofit organizations in Houston, Texas.