BAACBH Welcomes New Intern Tyler Branscome

BAACBH's new intern Tyler Branscome is originally from Yorktown, Virginia and is currently a Master's Degree Candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Tyler graduated from Wellesley College in the spring of 2011 with a double major in Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies and focuses regionally in countries of the former Yugoslavia, with a specific emphasis on Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the summer of 2009, she was a delegate of Global Youth Connect's Human Rights Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the spring of 2010, she participated in the School for International Training's Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans program, which spent a month in Croatia, a month in Serbia, and a month doing an independent study project. Tyler conducted her individual research on and volunteered for the Center for Peacebuilding in Sanski Most. After the program ended, she was invited to participate in the Center for Peacebuilding's annual Peace Camp, which brings Bosnians from all ethnic backgrounds together to learn skills in nonviolent conflict resolution and discuss topics such as the Bosnian War, ethnic prejudice, reconciliation, and identity. Tyler's most recent trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina was in the summer of 2011, when she served as the Program Assistant to the 2011 Global Youth Connect Human Rights Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tyler likes to call Bosnia and Herzegovina her second home and is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue her focus on issues related to BiH by working with a Bosnian-American organization in Washington D.C.