Charlotte Bednarski graduated from the University of Richmond in 2020 with majors in International Studies and French. As an undergraduate, she conducted ethnographic research on polygamy in Dakar, Senegal. She presented this research at Virginia Commonwealth University in fall 2019 and was nominated for the James W. Jackson Award for Excellence in Library Research in the Social Sciences and the John Outland Award for Excellence in Global Studies Research. In summer 2019, Charlotte received a scholarship to study NGO interventions in the human trafficking space wtih Richmond faculty in Thailand and Cambodia. Most recently, Charlotte has worked with the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, contributing to ongoing projects on conflict resolution and civil society engagement in the Sahel and elsewhere. Her research interests are within the intersection of language and culture, civil society, and diplomacy.