Allison Koh holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Asian Studies from Tulane University. Before coming to the Hertie School, she worked in the Asia-Pacific Regional Director's office at Open Society Foundations and received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Malaysia. Alongside her studies, she held graduate research assistantships at the Hertie School, working on the Authoritarianism 2.0 project with Professor Daniela Stockmann and the Data Science Workshop Series with the SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence. She also contributed to a study on the relationship between poverty, local security dynamics and participation in religious riots in Nigeria as a Research Assistant with the Institutions and Political Inequality unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
Master’s thesis title
Predicting policy preferences in Asian autocracies: Extending applications of Bayesian Additive Regression Trees and multilevel modeling for extrapolating public opinion data