Janani Mohan is pursuing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge scholar, where she is researching European nuclear & human rights frameworks. She has extensive experience as a policy analyst with a background in nuclear, development, and technology policy for leading think tanks, government, and international organizations. She holds a Masters in International Policy from Stanford University and Bachelors in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her prior experiences include collaborating with the United Nations Innovation Cell to monitor open-source information from the War in Ukraine, consulting with the United Nations Development Programme in South Africa to increase technology access for marginalized youth, supporting the U.S. Department of State on nuclear nonproliferation in South Asia, and researching at Stanford University on human rights institutions in Southeast Asia.

She is also an avid researcher and author, publishing with organizations like the Stimson Center, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Smithsonian Institution. Beyond her diverse policy interests, she co-founded a nonprofit that provided free career development and mental health mentorship virtually in over 35 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is excited to blend this passion for education and knowledge-sharing with her policy interests as a Research Assistant on the Indo-Pacific strand.