Cofounder and Co-Director, WCAPS West Coast

Nomsa is cofounder and co-director of the West Coast chapter of Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security (WCAPS). She is also an MA candidate in nonproliferation, terrorism studies, and financial crime management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and a graduate research assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Previously, she served as diplomat at the Zimbabwe Permanent Mission in Geneva, focusing mainly on the disarmament portfolio. Nomsa has lived in Romania, Belgium, Tanzania, Canada, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, and now the United States. She is fluent in English, Shona, French, Romanian, and Kiswahili, and is passionate about preserving the planet for future generations. She obtained her LLB single hons degree at Brunel University, and her postgraduate diploma in legal practice (LPC) from the University of Law in Guildford, UK.

I am most excited to work on projects that… will create a cultural shift for the better, and make the field irrevocably more inclusive and diverse.

I am looking for partners who can help me… turn ideas and concepts into concrete, practical action.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when I rallied other countries and then voted on behalf of my country to recommend the drafting and creation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… include anything that will bring about a different, more innovative (and quite frankly) effective approach to tackling issues in the field, be it front or back of the house.

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