Sierra Gladfelter joined the Institute for Engagement & Negotiation at the University of Virginia in March of 2019 as a Program Manager for The RAFT. Prior to this, she spent five years doing applied research on international resilience initiatives and their capacity to address the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities of Nepal, Zambia, and India as the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship. Sierra holds a M.A. in Geography and a Certificate in Development Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and a B.A. in Anthropology from Temple University.