D3 Expands with Six New Hires in 2022

We are happy to announce that D3 has further expanded our team to keep up with the new research opportunities that have emerged this year! Please allow us to introduce you to our newest members below:

Zied Bouchlaghem is an Assistant Research Analyst at D3. He has four years of experience as a research assistant working primarily on the Middle East and North Africa. He is fluent in Arabic and French and has lived in Tunisia for sixteen years. Zied has degrees in Political Science (B.S.) and International Studies (B.S.) from Towson University and a degree in International Affairs (M.A) from American University.

Anna Dickerson received a Bachelor’s in Global Studies, with minors in human rights, French, and anthropology, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln prior to joining D3. This is where her passion for international affairs was cultivated, notably through volunteering with local Yazidi refugees and studying abroad in France. Directly following her Bachelor’s, she received her Master’s of International Affairs, with concentrations in Middle Eastern Affairs and Human Rights, from Penn State University. During graduate school, Anna worked as a research assistant conducting research on the intersections of climate change, gender, and international development for a joint project with Monash University. Her post-graduation professional pursuits include working for a non-profit that focused on implementing educational initiatives into the MENA region. Anna is now happily working for D3 as an Assistant Research Analyst!

Vince Fabi is an Assistant Research Analyst with experience in foreign policy and national security research. Vince graduated from Miami University in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. He also studied at the London School of Economics where he focused on economic development. Following graduation, Vince worked for Congressman Bill Shuster as a staff assistant in his DC office. Following the Congressman’s retirement, Vince transitioned to the American Petroleum Institute where he was a program assistant for their Monogram department. He received a M.A. from American University’s School of International Services in 2022 while also commissioning in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer.

Anthony Falls is an accounting and bookkeeping professional with experience ranging from locally and regionally based SMBs to international, multi-unit corporations. He brings in-depth knowledge of accounts payable, fixed assets accounting, and account reconciliation to D3. After making a career change to accounting, Anthony is currently in pursuit of a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at Western Governors University; his goal is to acquire a CPA license. Until then, Anthony actively participates with AICPA, VSCPA, and IMA to stay abreast of the latest in accounting governance and trends in finance as a Staff Accountant with D3.

Jalen Jeter interned with the Carter Center as a part of its Politics of the Middle East Program, focusing on conflict resolution between Palestine and Israel. He worked on track II diplomacy and how to navigate negotiations of access to basic resources (food, water, etc.) for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Jalen also interned at the State Department with the Global Engagement Center to combat propaganda and disinformation. He worked social media influencers that reach various demographics to help combat disinformation across major social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter. He also concentrated on Ukraine and Russia campaigns during early 2022 conflicts, as well as South and Central America elections and political campaigns. He recently received his M.A. from the School of International Affairs at Penn State.

Erik Lovece comes to D3 as an Assistant Survey Statistician with extensive knowledge in R, Python, and SPSS for data analytic and data scientific applications. Prior to joining D3, Erik served in the Army National Guard as a Satellite Operations Team Chief. He was deployed in Southwest Asia, including Kuwait, Bahrain, and Iraq. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Bard College and an M.S. in Statistics from American University.