Kelsey Soeth is a Research Assistant with OEF Research's forecasting track. She is also the West and Central Africa specialist on the Stable Seas Maritime Security Index. Previous research experience includes positions at The Protection Project, a DC-based human rights research institute, and the Bologna Institute for Policy Research. Prior to joining OEF, Kelsey served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. She earned her MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins SAIS with a concentration in International Law and her BS in Economics from SUNY Albany.