Beenish Pervaiz joined NTI as a program associate for global biological policy and programs in 2018. In this role, she helps implement and coordinate NTI efforts to reduce global biological threats and improve global health security. Prior to joining NTI, Pervaiz received her Master’s degree from Stanford University in International Policy Studies with a concentration in international security and cooperation. Her other previous experience includes working with the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the UN Secretariat in the Department of Field Support and serving as regional manager for Global Zero in South Asia. At Stanford, Pervaiz was a research assistant for Professor Scott Sagan and Professor Martha Crenshaw and conducted research under Dr. Megan Palmer on issues including WMD threat reduction and international norm making.