Haleema Afra Boakye is a graduate student of Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia. Previously, she graduated from the University of Leicester, Leicester in the United Kingdom in January 2008 earning a Master of Science in Clinical Criminology. In December 2004, she earned a Master of Philosophy in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana; and she attained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from the same university in June 2000. She was born and raised in Ghana, then immigrated to the United States of America. In Ghana, she worked on a United Nations assisted gender and child protection program for the Ghana Police Service and had witnessed the evolving democracy in the 4th Republic of Ghana since 1992. Her interests are working in the field of peacebuilding, conflict assessment, gender, and program evaluation. She is married with four children.