Jolynn Shoemaker is the Director of Global Engagements in Global Affairs at UC Davis. In this role, she is leading the Global Centers Initiative and working on a variety of other international initiatives. She is also a consultant and writer on gender equality in international peace and security. Currently, she is a Fellow at the Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference, a program of the One Earth Future, where she focuses on research and advocacy on the Women, Peace, and Security agenda. She has also taught national security as an adjunct professor in Political Science at California State University Sacramento. Jolynn spent almost 20 years in Washington DC working on foreign policy and national security issues. She has worked with a variety of non-profit organizations engaged in policy-relevant research, advocacy, and training. Prior to her work in the non-governmental sector, Ms. Shoemaker served in the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense in both legal and policy positions, and in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. She holds a J.D. (focus on international human rights) and an M.A. (Security Studies) from Georgetown University and a B.A. from University of California, San Diego.