Emily Gallagher is a senior program associate in the Resource Security program at New America where she researches and writes on various topics, such as water, agriculture, natural disasters, and energy and how they interact with international and national security. Before joining New America, she worked in Amman, Jordan on a Fulbright research grant analyzing government and non-profit water policies during the Syrian refugee crisis. During her time in Jordan she also worked at an international aid agency providing project management assistance for winterization distribution, focus group discussions, women literacy classes, and rent assistance to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians. Additionally, Gallagher has established a running camp and race for young girls in Jordan, coauthored the USAID Water and Conflict Toolkit, and interned at the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, a U.S. biofuels company, and an environmental consulting organization. She holds bachelor degrees in economics and international studies from American University.