Sintija Broka is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs as well as guest lecturer and Ph.D. Fellow at Riga Stradins University. Sintija Broka holds a bachelor's degree in International Economics from the University of Latvia and a master's degree in International Relations and diplomacy from Riga Stradins University. Sintija Broka studied International Economics at the University of Malta. She has recently worked as a visiting Ph.D. fellow at the University of Ghent. She is currently studying Arabic studies at the Middle East Institute in Washington. Sintija Broka's academic interests include Middle East political and economic sustainability, religion and politics of the Middle East, as well as the foreign policy dynamics of the Gulf region. Sintija is also a certified Agile Project Manager.