Hannah Beckett Akuiyibo is the Program Associate with the Wilson Center Africa Program. Previously, she served as a Program Assistant with the Africa Program, and as an Executive Assistant with International Justice Mission in Kenya and Uganda. Originally from Alaska, Hannah received her BA in Political Science from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and studied German at the Goethe Institute in Göttingen, Germany. Hannah spent a year and a half working in East Africa in Kenya and Uganda and speaks conversational Swahili. She is pursuing her MA in Democracy and Governance at Georgetown University and is focused on governance and public justice system reform in Africa.  Her current research is on the Ethiopian elections in 2020 and subnational politics.