A Native of Kenya, Gloria earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science International Affairs from the University of California, Riverside (UCR). During her time at UCR she wrote her honors thesis on examining the International Criminal Court from a restorative justice perspective. During her undergraduate career Gloria worked as a U-TOUCH intern, where she developed and executed a three-week training program focused on women empowerment in Gulu District in Northern Uganda. The project went on to be an integral component of U-TOUCH’s work as a part of their curriculum in Northern Uganda. Gloria’s time in Uganda influenced her decision to pursue her Master’s degree in African Studies.
Gloria’s research interests include international development, human rights, gender inequality, women’s rights, international relations, and comparative politics. After completing her Master’s degree, Gloria plans to work in the international development field before finally pursing her Ph.D.