Krystyna (Krysia) Sikora is a research assistant for the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at GMF. She supports research on election integrity and information manipulation. Her writing has been published in the EU Observer, Euractiv, and the Fulcrum. Prior to joining ASD, she played professional soccer in Poland for two years.

Sikora holds a master’s degree in Eurasian, Russian, and East European studies from Georgetown University. Her studies there centered on right-wing populism, disinformation, and democratic decline in Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on Poland. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a certificate in policy journalism and media studies from Duke University.