Nakeshia Diop, research assistant from the Alaska Fellows Program, works on democracy and housing issues in Anchorage. She recently graduated from Yale University with a degree in Political Science. Prior to joining Sightline, Nakeshia interned at NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations, the Eurasia Group, and US-Asia Institute. She considers Washington D.C her hometown and is always eager to talk about DC statehood. Outside of work, she enjoys doing arts and crafts projects and trying new recipes.