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I'm the Chief Research Officer @ Princeton University's Bridging Divides Initiative, where I lead research on tracking and mitigating political violence in the United States, and am a member of the senior leadership team. I'm also a member of the Board of Trustees for Videre Est Credere, which focuses on supporting local communities around the world to document human rights violations, to demand accountability and secure justice.


My expertise is in data methodologies and measuring the risk of political violence. I have 15+ years of experience in research, and regularly consult on projects for INGOs, development firms, university research centers, and more — especially with a focus on international conflict patterns, humanitarian issues, early warning, and gender. (Please reach out if you'd like to work together!)

Prior to my current role, I was the Director of Research & Innovation at the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), where I was part of the executive leadership team, helping to spearhead rapid yet sustainable growth while leading a global, remote team. I have also been a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the US Institute of Peace, and have held academic appointments at the University of Sussex; the Strauss Center at the University of Texas, Austin; the Center for Research on Gender and Women at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and University of the People.

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