Humanitarian & Development Research Services
My recent publicly accessible work for clients includes: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report: Estimating the number of forcibly displaced school-age children not accessing educationONE Campaign – Policy Paper: MOVEMENT: Minding the data gaps around displacement, funding, and humanitarian needsHuffington Post: Deadly Data Gaps: How lack of information harms refugee policy making Also featured on: Refugees DeeplyONE Campaign: What we don't know about refugees and humanitarian aid
Through international engagements with governmental, NGO, academic, and private-sector clients, I deliver data collection, field team management, geospatial analysis, dashboard design, and report drafting.IMPACT Initiatives (AGORA): Area-based urban displacement assessments in Arua, Uganda (additional neighborhood reports on ReliefWeb)Open Citizen’ Journal Open Borders, Closed Minds: EU Asylum Policy in Crisis.
I also have in-depth experience with violent conflict analysis across various contexts, including substantial analyses of post-conflict reconstruction, violent extremism, non-state armed groups, and terrorism issues. My publicly accessible articles include:US Institute of Peace, RESOLVE P/CVE Network Research: THE GOVERNANCE NEXUS: Surveying the Research on Violent Extremism, Governance Failures, and the Quest for Political LegitimacyThe Aleppo Project: Rebuilding Sarajevo (Post-Conflict Policy), referenced in Syria Deeply and UPI.
I am a data-driven research expert situated at the nexus of violent conflict, humanitarian, and digital development issues. For more than nine years, I've researched how various forms of radicalization can lead into cyclical violence (counter-violent extremism - P/CVE), how to help people impacted by those conflicts (forced migration and refugee issues), and how to better understand the structural issues underpinning governance and development gaps (digital development & tech). During that time, I've worked and lived in the Balkans, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and across Europe and the US. I'm honored these days to train local researchers on mixed-method skill sets ranging from big-data and GIS analysis, to sensitive interviewing techniques and qualitative facilitation.
Prior to joining Love Frankie, I worked and consulted with a range of clients: the US Department of Homeland Security (USCIS/RAIO), Hedayah, the US Institute of Peace, UN agencies, ONE Campaign, the International Rescue Committee, IMPACT Initiatives, and others including university think tanks and private firms.
I hold an MA in Public Policy from Central European University, an MA in Development & Public Policy from the Institute Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, and BA in Global Studies from Arizona State University. While I call Alaska my truest home, I've worked, lived, and explored in over 70 countries.