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Welcome! I am a researcher based in Berkeley, California, where I am completing my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. My research analyzes interactions between  foreign assistance and domestic politics, with a geographic focus on West Africa and the Sahel. You can read about my research on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog and the Financial Times.

My dissertation project analyzes coordination (or lack thereof) between providers of humanitarian assistance and host-country governments in the Sahel. My research has been supported by the West Africa Research Association 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.