Kjersti Hansen is a Ph.D. student in Political Science and a M.S. student in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) at the University of Notre Dame.  Her research explores foreign direct investment (FDI), economic development, and political behavior. Specifically, she plans to study how greenfield FDI impacts voting at the subnational level.  

She holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.A. from Villanova University in Political Science.