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Jihan Asher

Jihan Asher is Secure World Foundation's Operations and Communications Coordinator based in Washington, DC. While working as a research assistant at the University of Connecticut, she gained experience coding data by assisting two senior faculty researchers on a pilot content analysis study of three major Dominican periodicals over two years. She participated in the development of the content coding scheme, created the online file storage and sharing system and supervised the work of undergraduate coders. Following graduation from the University of Maryland, she served as an AmeriCorps member in the Citizenship Maryland program at CASA (formerly, CASA de Maryland) and worked as a community organizer in her neighborhood. In addition to building day to day language skills through working/volunteering in bilingual settings, her Spanish language skills were evaluated professionally during the 2012-2013 Fulbright competition, where she was designated an alternate (Venezuela). She brings a diverse administrative skill set to the Washington office and in her spare time, can be found exploring one of D.C's many museums or independent bookstores.


Ms. Asher earned her Bachelor's in History from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Master's in International Studies from the University of Connecticut.

Last updated on February 26, 2020