Stefanie I. Kasparek is Graduate Research Manager at the Institute for Public Affairs for the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project. She is also a Ph.D. student in political science at Temple University. Kasparek graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tuebingen, Germany with an M.A. in American Studies, International Law, and Political Science. She is the 2016 Box-Steffensmeier Fellow, awarded by the Society for Political Methodology and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Her work concentrates on international organizations, international security, agenda-setting and decision-making processes, and public policy. She also provides quantitative research assistance to Dr. Roselyn Hsueh and Dr. Orfeo Fioretos in the areas of comparative political economy of development and international institutions. She has also taught classes in international relations and quantitative research methods at Temple University.