Wella joined URI as Data Manager and Global Programs Associate in May 2016. She is responsible for updating and developing databases, daily monitoring of CC websites and Facebook pages, impact analysis of URI’s grassroots and assisting the URI United Nations team. A native of Afghanistan, she received a Fulbright scholarship in 2012 to pursue her Master’s degree in the US. Prior to this, she worked in Afghanistan as a Database/Operations Assistant and Gender Focal Point with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the International Organization for Migration. Wella holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Kabul University and an Masters in Business Administration in Management and Leadership from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She enjoys reading books on women and management.