I am passionate about issues of global political corruption, democratic governance, social contention, and political conflict. I am a researcher, an international development professional, and a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research focuses on the role that corruption plays in driving conflict in Africa. I have worked and conducted research in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, and Afghanistan.
In the field of international development, I have worked as an Anti-Corruption Specialist and Program Manager with Management Systems International and Associates in Rural Development in Washington, DC, specializing in programs in democratic rule of law and post-conflict stabilization in Sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan. Recently, I helped to manage an Africa-oriented governance program at Global Integrity. I am currently a Research Fellow with the Center for Open Data Enterprise. I work in both English and French.