Simona Ross is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge, specializing in post-conflict and transitional constitution-building in MENA. Previously, Ross served as a political officer for the United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) and for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ross also worked with the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group and with the World Development Report Team preparing the 2017 WDR on Governance and the Law. Ross completed a research fellowship with the Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard Law School, focusing on the influence of institutional corruption on U.S. legislation as it relates to foreign policy. Ross holds master’s degrees in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford and in International Policy and Management from the SIT Graduate Institute. She is the mother of a young son.