Phesheya is based in NRGI's London office where she supports the legal and economic team and the governance team.

Prior to joining NRGI, Phesheya served as a research intern for the International Peace Institute’s Women Peace and Security program; she monitored political developments and trends related to women’s rights and roles in conflict and peacebuilding, and also conducted research on the intersection of gender, security and the climate crisis. As a fellow for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, she supported the organization’s advocacy efforts and its growing workstream on gender and climate.

Phesheya holds an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in international relations from Brown University.