Patricia is the co-founder and director of operations at Five One Labs, a start-up incubator for refugee and conflict-affected entrepreneurs in the Middle East, launching first in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Prior to Five One Labs, she worked as a Middle East political risk analyst at the Dubai office of consultancy Control Risks, where she advised clients on the political, security and reputational risks to their operations in the region. She has a Master of Public Administration in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.