Sheehan Kane is a faculty research assistant for the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at START. She holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo and a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Elon University. Before joining START, Sheehan lived in Cairo, Egypt, where she studied Arabic and pursued her Master’s degree. She also served as a research assistant at the American University in Cairo’s Center for American Studies and Research.