Jeremy Gaines was the Communications Assistant for the Wilson Center Africa Program until June 2017, where he handled the program's publications, social media, and communications efforts. He has interned for Byliner, a startup digital publisher, and a San Francisco mayoral campaign. He's particularly interested in issues in West African politics, democracy, and technology. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Northwestern University. He studied at the University of Ghana and has traveled in West Africa.