Krystyna (Krysia) Sikora is a research assistant at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF, where she supports research on election integrity. She holds a master’s degree in Eurasian, Russian, and East European studies from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University.
Her studies focused on right-wing populism, disinformation, and democratic decline in Central and Eastern Europe, notably in Poland. Her capstone project at Georgetown analyzed how Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has manipulated the information ecosystem to increase political power. Outside academia, Sikora played professional soccer in Poland.