Peacebuilding | Anti-Corruption | Democratic Governance
I am a peacebuilding, anti-corruption, and democratic governance professional with over nine years of experience as a practitioner and researcher. I focus on Sub-Saharan Africa with a country focus on Nigeria where I previously worked to support community-based peacebuilding programs.
I am a Senior Associate with the Corruption, Justice, and Legitimacy Program working on how social norms drive and perpetuate corruption, and what that means for anti-corruption strategies. I’m also a Researcher with the World Peace Foundation analyzing political systems where corruption is systemic and how these political systems contribute and respond to major shocks (e.g. humanitarian crises, loss of oil revenues, and violent extremism). Outside of this work, I’m also a Leir Institute for Human Security Fellow and pursuing a PhD in International Relations at Tufts University focusing on how community-based peacebuilding strengthens accountable governance in contexts of systemic corruption.
Previously, I worked in Nigeria for Search for Common Ground, an international peacebuilding nonprofit. In Nigeria, I worked on issues ranging from human rights accountability and democratic governance to youth-led efforts to counter violent extremism and strengthen community security. I hold an MA from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in International Relations from the College of William & Mary.