Patrick McQuestion is a PhD candidate in Peace Studies and Political Science, with a focus on comparative politics and methods. Prior to this, he worked as a Research Associate for the Kroc Institute’s Peace Accords Matrix, contributing research and data management in compliance with their official mandate to provide real-time monitoring of the 2016 Colombian Peace Agreement. His published work includes policy briefs and reports related to Colombia, peace accords, and public policy.

Patrick holds a Master’s in Development Management and Policy from Georgetown University, in combination with Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina. His Master’s thesis on anti-corruption advocacy in Argentina studies the case of a national NGO’s efforts to leverage public-facing transparency pacts across three municipal governments. While living there, he also worked for the Argentine Ministry of Modernization in a program mapping public sector payrolls within the Foreign Ministry, Hospitals, and Statistics Institute, among other areas. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Reed College.