BA in English, University of Toledo; MA in International Affairs, American University. Specialist in US-Pakistan relations, internal politics of Pakistan, and regional issues in South Asia. Served twelve years in the US government working on foreign assistance, economic policy, and domestic politics in South and South-East Asia. 2009-10, Member of Secretary Clinton's Policy Planning Staff, US State Department; 2010-11, Director for Pakistan, National Security Council. Responsible for political risk analyses of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and South Asia, Eurasia Group. Term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.