Fiona is currently sweating it out in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), West Africa, in her third long-term visit to the country in 2 years. Yet another roaming Australian, Fiona undertook a Bachelor of International Studies majoring in Globalization at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, did a year’s exchange at the University of Tübingen in Germany, and in an apparent bid to prolong the dream of the Student Life for as long as humanly possible, went on to gain a Masters in Human Rights Law and Policy. Fiona has a keen interest in Human Security issues, particularly where the rights of women and children are concerned, and continues to work with a small grassroots NGO for women living with HIV in Côte d’Ivoire, among other assorted projects. Fiona is an avid reader, spends far too much time on social media, and has a love of acting, however her true passion is in the fine art of karaoke. She also considers herself a connoisseur of Alloco, the Ivoirian name for fried plantains, and is a self-confessed pineapple enthusiast.