Manager, Valens Global
Varsha Koduvayur is a manager at Valens Global, where she focuses on domestic violent extremism and geopolitics. In this role, she works on public-facing research on the domestic violent extremist space, with a particular emphasis on white supremacy and racially motivated violent extremism. Varsha also leads the geopolitics division at Valens, where she undertakes geopolitical research for private-sector clients. Prior to joining Valens, Varsha was a senior research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where she covered the Gulf Arab states. Prior to that, Varsha was a researcher in the Middle East practice at Eurasia Group, and a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and CNN Business, among other outlets. She holds a B.A. in international relations and Arabic from Michigan State University.