Ana Rafaela Batista holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and currently works as a Security & Resilience Officer at Allianz Technology, while pursuing a Master’s degree in International Organisations and Crisis Management at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, in Germany.
Before diving into Information Security and Security Awareness, she worked for several NGOs, including the CyberPeace Institute as a Business Development and Strategy Officer, and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) as a Human Rights Intern on the protection of Oceans and implementation of SDG 14. Prior to this, she obtained a research scholarship from the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Minho, in Portugal, focusing on the African continent, and gained experience in peacebuilding by working at the Peace, Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Throughout her academic and professional career, Ana Rafaela Batista has developed an interest in investigating the role technology plays in the humanitarian sector and the effects of cybersecurity on humanitarian aid. She hopes to further her research in these areas and discover new and exciting career opportunities.