Kezia Lartey graduated from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center in 2012 with a Master of Arts degree in Conflict, Peace and Security. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada. She enrolled in the INCM PhD Program at Kennesaw State in 2014 to cultivate research skills and competencies with the long term goal of contributing to the area of conflict management as a researcher and practitioner. Prior to her graduate experience, Kezia worked as a field worker in a social cohesion project in Cote d’Ivoire. She is also a member of the African Studies Association.