I'm currently a Senior Fellow @ Princeton University, engaged in research with the Bridging Divides Initiative on the risk of US political violence. 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.
Most recently, I was the Director of Research & Innovation at the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) for 5+ years: part of the senior leadership team, helping to spearhead rapid yet sustainable growth while leading a global, remote team. I oversaw all research, including global real-time event data collection; leading geographic expansions; data science & early warning work; data-driven analysis & risk assessments; and strategic communications, including engagement with media, partners, and donors.
I'm 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. I was 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.