Krystyna (Krysia) Sikora is a program assistant for the Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF, where she supports research on election integrity.

Sikora holds a master’s degree in Eurasian, Russian, and East European studies from Georgetown University. Her graduate work focused on right-wing populism, disinformation, and democratic decline in Central and Eastern Europe. Her capstone project analyzed how Poland’s ruling party manipulated information about the Smolensk airplane crash, which killed 96 people, among them then-Polish President Lech Kaczynski, to increase political power. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University.