Jenaina is a Researcher and former Research and Advocacy Intern at GNWP. Her ongoing topics of research include youth leadership in peacebuilding and humanitarian action, and examining the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security and Youth, Peace, and Security agendas and humanitarian action in Southeast Asia. She is also coordinating research and grant management supporting the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Eastern Europe.
She previously co-authored a global advocacy and research report to strengthen the response to conflict-related sexual slavery. She has also contributed to numerous publications at GNWP focussed on improving the implementation of international laws on gender, conflict & the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Jenaina has also been published by OpenDemocracy and The Diplomat.
Jenaina received her Master’s in Global Affairs at New York University (NYU), specializing in International Development and Gender Studies in 2020. At NYU’s Center for Global Affairs (CGA), she served as the Managing Editor of the Global Affairs Review academic journal and the Vice-President of the Gender Working Group. As part of a Graduate Consultancy, she conducted research and policy analysis for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).
Prior to her graduate studies, Jenaina served as the Associate Director for Intelligence for Max Security, a multi-national risk consultancy firm. She has in-depth experience in risk analysis and strategic foresight for Fortune 500 corporate clients and international organizations.
Jenaina has previously interned with the UN Women Peace and Security team. She was involved in communications & research tasks, related to Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. She has also interned with the New York-based non-profit the Desai Foundation working on fundraising, online campaigns, and impact analysis to facilitate development and public health programs in India. Jenaina also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. During this time, she was the recipient of a Canadian government undergraduate scholarship to study at the University of Windsor, where she focused on International Relations.