Christian Gineste MPA, MIR

Christian is a Fellow at The Lab @ DC and a Data Scientist at the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) for the District of Columbia. In the latter capacity, he participates in the evaluation of CFSA’s evidence-based policies and programs and uses administrative data to prevent the placement of children and youth into the foster care system.

Prior to joining The Lab @ DC in 2020, Christian worked as a data scientist for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Counterterrorism Center, where he added rigor and precision to counterterrorism analysis through statistical and geospatial modeling. He also participated in the evaluation of the United States Agency for International Development’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs in Chad, Burkina Faso, and Niger.

At the heart of Christian’s work is his passion for using data to protect vulnerable populations and minorities. He is skilled in Python, R, QGIS, and Stata and published two articles on violence against refugees in the Journal of Peace Research. He earned a Master in Public Affairs from Sciences-Po Paris, and a Master in International Relations and Methodology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Christian is originally from Perpignan, France and now resides in Ashburn, Virginia. He is an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, and DataKind.

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