Gregory Waters is a Masters student in the Global Studies Department. He researches and writes about the Syrian civil war and extremist groups, primarily utilizing Syrian community Facebook pages for his projects. His past work has involved tracking combat deaths in Syria. He works as a research consultant at the Counter Extremism Project and currently writes about Syria for the International Review and the Middle East Institute. He received his B.A. with Honors in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2016.