Sha Lalapet is currently a Research Analyst at NATO Association of Canada. She previously served as a Program Editor of ‘NATO’s Arc of Crisis’ program at the NATO Association of Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in International Studies from the University of Madras, India. She was conferred the General Proficiency Award in International Studies by the University. During her studies, she was nominated to represent India in Japan at JENESYS, an international exchange program organized by the Government of Japan. Having lived in India, USA and Canada, Sha brings her life experiences along with her passion for international security to NAOC. Her main focus lies in international threat analysis and assessment, and intergovernmental relationships that contribute to geopolitical changes. She is also passionate about youth engagement and actively publishes important work to bring awareness to critical issues. She plans to establish a career that is focussed on empowering youth and eventually work in an advisory capacity for private and public sector organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog and getting lots of outdoor activities. You can connect with Sha via Twitter @ShaLalapet.