Roudabeh Kishi is the Director of Research & Innovation at ACLED. She has been with ACLED in various capacities since August 2014. She is a member of ACLED's senior leadership team, responsible for the success of the organization. She also oversees research at ACLED, including data collection via the regional research desks, methodology team, and management of research partnerships; data science and analysis; as well as communications. Dr. Kishi holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. She has worked as a consultant for numerous organizations around political violence, peace and conflict, development, gender, and quantitative data methods.