Josephine is currently a graduate student in the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations program. She was awarded a 2021-22 Boren Fellowship (an initiative of the United States National Security Education Program) to live in Bosnia and Herzegovina and continue her research concerning peacebuilding initiatives against ethnic segregation in public schools and improve her Bosnian/Serbian/ Croatian. She promotes a broad range of human rights initiatives, advocating for the education and empowerment of youth, women, and minorities in post-conflict regions. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science degree in Neurobiology from the University of Göttingen. In Germany, she became interested in transatlantic policy and international relations, joining the United States Peace Corps and living in a rural village in Kosovo for two years where she taught English and music.