Shirin Fatemeh Wertime is a consultant with the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) of the World Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice. She graduated magna cum laude from the College of William & Mary in Virginia with a degree in Government and French & Francophone Studies. As a 2010 Boren Critical Languages Scholar, she spent a year studying Arabic in Syria and Morocco. Ms. Wertime has worked in refugee assistance, international development and environmental protection in France and the United States. She plans on pursuing a Master in international environmental policy and management. Her languages are English, Persian, French and Arabic.