Rukaya Abdirahman is a Research Fellow with CIVIC’s East Africa Program. She has extensive experience in stabilization and development programs in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. She has also worked in programs in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), youth resilience, gender equality in healthcare and education, maritime security, political inclusion of marginalized groups, voter’s fraud theory, identifying and understanding the strategies and behaviors of non-state actors, and the spread of misinformation online with QAnon and Antifa.