Therese is a postdoctoral research fellow and data scientist at the Hertie School in Berlin. She defended her dissertation to graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations in 2019. Her research focuses on the estimation of territorial control and subnational conflict exposure in civil wars using machine learning and geo-coded event data. As an intern at RStudio, Therese worked on implementing peer review in data science classes via the ghclass package. She served as the Director of Research and Training for the USC Security and Political Economy Lab and teaches math for social science, data management, and visualization.