• William Baumle

William Baumle is a first-year student in the MA Political Science – United Nations and Global Policy Studies with a concentration in Human Rights, Gender Equality, and International Law at Rutgers University. He previously graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a double major in Environmental Policy, Institutions & Behavior and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. He also holds a Certificate in Women’s Leadership from the Institute for Women’s Leadership, while his senior thesis “The Transformation from Nonviolent to Violent Forms of Women’s Activism in the Niger Delta” was awarded with honors.

William has previously interned with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand, where he researched and integrated gender mainstreaming and pro-poor policy into a Sustainable Development Goal localization project. He also assisted with the planning and launch of the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, as well as the expansion of community engagement with the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the Rutgers School of Social Work. Moreover, he interned with the City of Sydney, NSW, Australia, where he worked on the Green Globe award winning “Smart Green Apartments Program.”

William’s research is primarily focused on the interplay between natural resource consumption, violence against women and terrorism.