Margo Balboni is a research associate with the Middle East Program at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, she worked for INJAZ, a leading Jordanian workforce development organization. She studied previously in Egypt and Jordan on a postgraduate fellowship with the Center for Arabic Study Abroad program. She holds a B.A. in peace, war, and defense studies, with dual minors in French and Arabic, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the CSIS Middle East Program in June 2015.