Pia Hecher (Germany) is completing a master's degree at the University of Chicago in Middle Eastern Studies as a Fulbright Scholar. As part of her master's degree, Pia researches nuclear policy in Iran. Pia received her BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. Her BA thesis was based on fieldwork in Vienna, examining the appeal of right-wing extremism in Austria. As a Junior Fellow with ESI, Pia researches migration movements from the Middle East into Europe. Pia is a native German speaker and has a high level of Portuguese, intermediate French and basic Arabic.