I am an independent researcher based in Washington, D.C. Previously, I worked as a researcher for Hudson Institute and United States Institute of Peace (USIP). I gained my experience from carrying out research in Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Ghana, and India. I received my B.A. from Marquette University, and my Masters in International Affairs from George Washington University. My areas of study tend to focus on Middle East and South Asian politics, political violence, armed actors, and religious politics.