Emily Estelle Perez is a former Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the former Research Manager of AEI's Critical Threats Project. She was also the Salafi-jihadi team lead. She studied the Salafi-jihadi movement in Africa, including al Qaeda, ISIS, and associated groups. She specialized in the Libya conflict, the Sahel, and the Horn of Africa. She has testified before Congress on US interests in Ethiopia. Ms. Estelle has appeared on MSNBC and published for numerous news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, the LA Times, National Interest, The Hill, and FoxNews.com.
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