About Me

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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, and Afghanistan.

In the field of international development, I have worked as an Anti-Corruption Specialist and Program Manager with several international development firms 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. In the past, I have also managed programs in Eastern Europe.  I work in both English and French.