Bénédicte is a graduate student enrolled in the Master’s in Development Studies at Lund University. She comes from Mauritius where she did an internship at the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office and published a paper on reducing the prevalence of diabetes in Mauritius through a food systems transformation, in line with the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. She holds a Bachelor’s in International Relations with Spanish from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia, during which time she went on exchange studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has a particular interest in peace and conflict studies, local development issues and humanitarian aid. She has previously worked as an English teacher in Vietnam, a student blogger in Malaysia and Australia, an intern at the Embassy of Mexico in Canberra, a student worker on campus and a street fundraiser for the Red Cross in Sweden. She speaks French, Mauritian Creole, English, Spanish and some Swedish.