Sarah A. Daly is a nonresident fellow with the Africa Center. She specializes in African geopolitical and security developments, and her research portfolio includes violent extremism, foreign influence, intrastate conflict, natural resource exploitation and extractive industry, and democracy and governance. She is a graduate student in African Studies at Yale University, prior to which she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in Virginia. Sarah previously completed a Fulbright fellowship in Argentina, and has worked as a legal analyst in New York and for a non-profit organization in Kenya. She holds a B.A. in History and English from Amherst College in Massachusetts.