Hello! My name is Simon. I am a multi-lingual quantitative researcher who is passionate about data, dogs, and the public good. I hold a PhD in Political Science from American University in Washington, DC, a Master’s degree in Social and Political Thought from the University of Warwick in the UK, and a Magister degree in English Linguistics, Communication, and Business from the University of Munich. In 2009, I spent one year abroad at the University of Adelaide in Australia. The son of cosmopolitan parents, I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cairo, Egypt, attending German schools there. These experiences have enriched my life beyond belief, and I am grateful for them every day.
I currently live in Berlin and work as a product analyst at Mika, a digital healthcare app to support cancer patients. My work entails uncovering data insights to form hypotheses, designing product experiments, and generally guiding the app to be as valuable to cancer patients as possible. I also occasionally work on projects as a research fellow at the Data Science Center at American University and consult on replication processes at the academic journal Political Analysis.
PhD. Political Science and Quantitative Methods, 2021
American University, United StatesDissertation
MA. Social and Political Thought, 2014
University of Warwick, United KingdomThesis
Magister. English Linguistics, Communication, and Business, 2011
University of Munich, GermanyThesis
R Markdowndissertation template for American University graduate students, based on the American University LaTeX dissertation template. It fully conforms to American University’s formatting requirements and integrates data analysis and typesetting into one dynamic document.
R shiny. It incorporates an advanced blocking method to assign respondents to treatment conditions.
I spend most of my spare time with the creature below. Her name is Muesli, and she is always hungry. Out of frame is a piece of ham dangling enticingly. I adopted her from a shelter in Washington, DC, as part of my volunteer work to rehabilitate fear-aggressive dogs, which I am lucky to be able to continue at a local dog shelter in Berlin. Beside Muesli’s company, I also enjoy playing tennis, meditating, and spending time with my nephews and godson.