Having completed a BA in International Relations at King's College London, my baseline for policy knowledge lies in conflict studies. I specialised in authoritarianism and corruption as norms at KCL, and this led me to several interesting publications and internships including helping professors publish their papers on authoritarianism and working on the Crime Terror Nexus for Prof. Peter Neumann.
I went on to get an MSc in Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Oxford which is where I got my regional specialism in the Balkans. After that, I spent 4 months as a research assistant at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly working for MPs from across member states and researching tech and innovation policy for them.
Today I work in a commercial drone market consultancy. I research and write reports about drones for both private clients in the commercial drone industry and public and philanthropic actors seeking an understanding of what's possible with UAVs.
Whilst most of my current work is in technology and innovation, I also research about organised crime in my spare time and endeavour to keep myself immersed in all topics that interest me: be they tech & international development, organised crime, or conflict.