Poorvie Patel joins the USGLC from the BGR Group, where she worked on international affairs and defense issues for several clients and principal lobbyists. Prior to that, she served in the Office of the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the UN Secretariat in New York. Poorvie has also worked on several political campaigns, as well as providing programmatic support and research on nuclear nonproliferation issues at the Stimson Center. She holds a Master’s Degree in diplomacy and international commerce from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Western Kentucky University, where she spent her final semester studying at Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium while working with the Fulbright Commission. A transplant to Washington DC, Poorvie is a proud Kentuckian, where she has lived most of her life.