Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Policy

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Wardah Amir

Wardah Amir

M.A., Security Policy Studies, The George Washington University (expected May 2019)

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Program Assistant, Chemical Security Practice Area, CRDF Global

Co-Chair, WCAPS CBRN Working Group


Sylvia Mishra

MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Monterey, California, USA,

MSc in History of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK,

BA (Hons) in Political Science, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow

Co-Chair, WCAPS CBRN Working Group


Chantall Murphy

Chantall Murphy

PhD Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for International Security and Cooperation

Jessica Gott

Jessica Gott

MS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Strategist/Nuclear Scholar

United States Air Force/CSIS

Debra Decker

Debra Decker

MBA Wharton, MPA


Senior Advisor

Stimson Center

Karen Coker

Karen Coker

MA International Affairs [ Penn State University]; BA International Studies: Global Health & Environment ;French

Currently on Job Market

Dr. Nilsu Goren

Dr. Nilsu Goren

PhD, Public Policy, University of Maryland

Program Director

Turkish Coalition of America

Kristina Romines

Kristina Romines

B.A, Sociology, Christopher Newport University

Program Manager

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

Mareena Robinson

Mareena Robinson

PhD, Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Masako Toki

Masako Toki

Master's degree in international policy studies focused on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Project Manager, Research Associate

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Niniola Soleye

Niniola Soleye

B.A, University of Pennsylvania

Managing Director

DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust

Ottawa Sanders

Ottawa Sanders

Ph.D. in Political Science

Independent Researcher

Indiana University

Telesha Mahadeo

Telesha Mahadeo

M.A, Security Policy Studies, George Washington University


Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia

Tracey Ann-Wellington

Tracey Ann-Wellington

PhD in Energy Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee

Technical Staff Member

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Cindy Vestergaard

Cindy Vestergaard

PhD, Political Science, University of Copenhagen

Director of Nuclear Safeguards Program

Stimsom Center

Thu-An Pham

Thu-An Pham

B.A, International Relations, Stanford University

Legal Assistant


Bonnie Jenkins

Bonnie Jenkins

University of Virginia, Ph.D.

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Founder and Executive Director, WCAPS

Georgina Addo

Georgina Addo

M.A Candidate of SIS American University

Academic Initiatives Intern

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

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Deverrick Holmes

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Financial Analyst

Allysa Mpofu

University of Maryland School of Law

Office Assistant

Quarles and Brady


Beatrice Maneshi

M.A. Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies MIIS

B.An International Studies (Economics) USF

Program Innovation Consultant, Catalystas Consulting

Akriti Vasudeva

M.A-Asian Studies, GWU

Research Associate, South Asia Program

The Stimson Center


Kimberly Peh

PhD Student (Political Science), University of Notre Dame

Conflict Prevention, International Crises and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Nuclear Strategies and Nonproliferation

Oum Keltoum Hakam

PHD Nuclear Physics Muhammad V University

Director, Nuclear Physics & Techniques Research Unit

University of Ibn Tofail, Faculty of Sciences, Morocco


Cigdem Pekar


Assist. Prof.

Canakkale Onsekiz mart University

April Arnold

April Arnold

BA International Relations, University of Delaware

Chemical Demilitarization Analyst



Sarah Bidgood

MA, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies


Pooja Bhatt

Ph.D. Candidate, (CIPOD-Disarmament and Diplomacy), SIS, JNU, New Delhi

Research Associate

Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi

Kayla Tolbert

Graduate Student at American University

Staff Assistant

International Monetary Fund

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Lauryn Williams

MPA, Princeton University

Graduate Fellow


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Jamie Withorne

B.A, Columbia University


Defense Planning and US Global Strategy at American Enterprise Institute

Lovely Umayam

Project Manager

Stimson’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative

Stimson Center

Angely Martinez

Doctoral Candidate in Political Science

Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs


Shervin Taheran

BA, International/Global Studies Southern Methodist University,

Program and Policy Associate at Arms Control Association

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Olaide Abiona

B.Tech Applied Geophysics
Federal University of Technology Akure

Regulatory Officer

Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority


Chen Kane

Tufts University, PhD

Director, Middle East Nonproliferation Program


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Michelle Dover

M.A, American University

Program Director

Ploughshares Fund

Seema Gahlaut


Senior Fellow, Trade, Technology and Security Program & Director, Strategic Trade Management Initiative

The Henry L. Stimson Center

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Luisa Kenausis

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2017, B.S.)

Nuclear Policy Program Assistant

The Stanley Foundation

Lavon Sajona

Lavon Sajona

Bachelors of Science

Director, Security and Intelligence Division,

U.S. Department of State Office of Inspector General, Office of Inspections

Cheryl Voisard

Cheryl Voisard

BSFS Georgetown University, MS and PhD Cornell University

Power Africa Team Leader, Foreign Service Officer


Catherine Killough

MA Asian Studies, Georgetown University

BA English Literature, University of Arizona

Roger L. Hale Fellow

Ploughshares Fund

North Korea Expertise


Wendy Reid

LL.M., National Security Law, Georgetown University Law Center


The Clearing, Inc.


Meghan McCall

MA in CBRN Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey

Policy Associate

Ploughshares Fund


Nicolette Louissaint

PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Executive Director

Healthcare Ready

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Jennyfer Ambe

George Mason University




Hope Goins

Juris Doctor

Staff Director

US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

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Tamaki Laycock

University of York, BA in Politics with International Relations

Program Coordinator

U.S.-Japan Council

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Michelle Thompson

University California at Los Angeles
Doctor of Environmental Science & Engineering;
Columbia University
Masters of Public Administration in Environmental Science & Policy;
University California at Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology;

Senior Regulatory Analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Expertise: Water-energy nexus, battery storage, desalination, infrastructure

Kayla L. Williams

M.A, Public Administration, American University

Legislative Assistant

Rep. Brian Higgins

Nabila Jamshed

Programme Officer, United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office India
Former analyst, United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan
Former Political Affairs Specialist, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy, University of Oxford

Global governance and international security specialist


Kimberly Nunez

Student, Georgetown University

Nuclear non-proliferation research, CTBTO Youth Group, Outreach (Intern for Thiru Vignarajah State Attorney Campaign), Communications/ Social Media


Rebecca Irby

BA, Sociology, & Psychology Rutgers University

Founding Partner, President, and CEO

PEAC Institute

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