Ursina Bentele holds a MA in History and English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Bern. In her MA thesis, she analyzed the debate on gender equality in Swiss family law (right to a name) during the 20th Century. From 2009-2014, Ursina worked as an academic researcher at the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland, where she was responsible for: historical research on Switzerland’s relations with North/South America and Southeast Asia, general questions of foreign affairs and the policy of neutrality; recruiting and training student assistants; and organizing conferences. Previously, she worked as an English teacher, a museum guide and she volunteered in the Ethiopian Scout Association. Ursina joined swisspeace in 2014 and is a program officer in the Training Team, where she supports the coordination, design and implementation of the KOFF training series and swisspeace postgraduate courses.