In her role as a Research Assistant, Ms. Cook focuses on elections in Africa, good governance, presidential term limits, and democratic transitions.
Before joining the Africa Center, Ms. Cook served at the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Office of African Affairs, focusing on Central Africa. Her background includes research assistance for the Naval Postgraduate School, and a certificate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey’s summer intensive language program in French.
Ms. Cook holds an M.A. in national security studies with a concentration in African security from California State University San Bernardino, and a B.A. in political science from Biola University in California.
Areas of Expertise
Elections, governance, democratic transitions.
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