Dalia Elkhalifa studied Political Economy with a concentration in International Development and Global Inequality at the University of California, Berkeley. Dalia aspires to engage with work that continuously challenges her own viewpoints and addresses pressing global challenges that disproportionately affect vulnerable communities. As a first-generation Sudanese-American, Dalia’s research interests reflect her lived experiences. They center diaspora communities and investigating how research can better advocate for actionable, people-centered policy change for refugee integration. As a summer fellow with the Global Justice Program, Dalia focused her efforts on creating a database on climate refugees and the organizations that support and advocate for their rights. She will continue to contribute to this work not only because it aligns with her passions, but because of the magnitude of change that she believes it can drive forward.