Researcher, Centre for Girls Education (Nigeria)
Riya Singh is a researcher at UC Berkeley’s Centre for Girls Education in northern Nigeria, where she engages in mixed-methods research on safe space programs for adolescent girls. She recently earned a BA in cognitive science and minor in human rights from UC Berkeley and completed an honors thesis on the social cognitive implications of safe spaces and a minor thesis on the right to quality education, both focused on northern Nigeria’s adolescent girls. Previously, she was a teen advisor and co-chair to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, raising awareness for issues facing girls and advocating for congressional bills. She currently serves on Rise Up board of directors.