Kalila Jaeger is a working student at SEEK Development, where she works with the Donor Tracker team on policy updates and social media. She has a background in social science research with a strong focus on gender equality and migration politics.
Kalila is currently a master’s student of international relations at Furtwangen University. Her research focuses on reproductive health access and sexual violence response for migrant and refugee women in Berlin. Kalila worked previously as a consultant for the German branch of the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) where she collaborated closely with the IOM team to develop parameters for a new initiative on professionalization and capacity-building of migrant-run initiatives in Berlin to support integration of migrant and refugee youth.
Prior to her studies in Germany, Kalila worked in New York in the field of international reproductive health with a focus on advocacy for abortion legalization in Argentina. She worked in Tel Aviv in international ethnic conflict resolution, where she also enjoyed a residency as an English teacher in an elementary school for migrant children. Kalila’s previous research has focused on topics such as racial bias in U.S. gynecologic and obstetric care, forced sterilization of migrants in Israel, and legal precedents for privacy legislation in defending reproductive healthcare access. Kalila holds a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from Barnard College at Columbia University in sociology and human rights. She was a Clinton Global Initiative University research fellow.