Welcome! I am a researcher based in Berkeley, California, where I am completing my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. You can read about my work on why members ethnically marginalized groups don't listen to government directives during public health emergencies and why big data is not the solution to ending famines in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. My work with the International Rescue Committee on the consequences of failing to collect quality data on refugees was covered by the Financial Times.
My dissertation project analyzes the conditions under which host governments restrict the delivery of humanitarian assistance. My research has been supported by the West Africa Research Association and Innovations for Poverty Action. At Berkeley, I have received support from the Center for African Studies, Institute for International Studies, and Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel.