Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Riley Coder

Riley is a first-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. He graduated magna cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Global Security and Intelligence Studies. He previously worked as the editor-in-chief of Eagle Eye Intelligence and as a research analyst for a defense contractor. His research interests include terrorism, insurgency, crime, and broader geopolitical issues in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Deputy Editor: Rachel Kreisman

Rachel is a third-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. She graduated from American University with a degree in International Studies, and pursued studies in Arabic and Levantine culture in Amman, Jordan. Her research interests include illicit organizational behavior, the crime-terrorism nexus, and intersectional foreign policy.

Associate Editor, Sub-saharan Africa: Spencer Knoll

Spencer is a second-year student in the Security Studies program, concentrating in technology and security. His interests include U.S. foreign policy in the Horn of Africa and cyber strategy in small states. A native of Maryland, Spencer earned his B.A. in political science from Hood College.

Associate Editor, Western Hemisphere: Ona Spreenberg

Ona is a M.A. candidate in the Security Studies program and a foreign policy professional with expertise in the Latin American digital media landscape. Originally from Barcelona, through her travels, she has developed a passion for international security, emerging technologies, and gender politics. In her current role as a consultant supporting various public diplomacy programs, Ona provides communications recommendations and delivers data-driven insights using open-source methodologies and foreign language skills. Previously, Ona worked on Capitol Hill and at the San Francisco and Oakland City Halls, cultivating an unwavering commitment to public service. Ona received her undergraduate degree from UCLA.

Associate Editor, Europe & Central Asia: Chris Harrington

Chris is a second-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in technology and security. He graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in International Relations. His research interests focus on European and Eurasian affairs.

Associate Editor, gENDER & IR: EMMA JOUENNE

Emma is a second-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program. Along her studies, she works at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security where she does research on women’s involvement in post-conflict reconstruction and Track II diplomacy. Originally from France, she did her undergraduate studies at King’s College London in European Studies and Spanish before moving to Jordan to learn Arabic. Her research interests include power dynamics in security, gender, and migration.

Associate Editor, Indo-Pacific: Keven Hernandez

Keven is a first-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in U.S. National Security Policy. He graduated from UC San Diego in 2017 with a B.S. in Political Science/International Relations. His research interests span U.S foreign policy in Eurasia, U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy and anything remotely Indo-Pacific flavored. Currently, he is also volunteering for the HOME program in the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service (CSJ). He is fluent in Spanish and hopes to learn Tagalog.

Associate Editor, Near East: Ali Marhoon

Ali is a second-year student in the Security Studies Program focusing on technology and security. He previously served as a senior analyst at the Office of the Crown Prince, Bahrain.

Associate Editor, Defense: Hunter Stoll

Hunter is a first-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in international security. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016 with a B.A. in History and a B.S.Ed. in
Secondary Social Studies Education. He has spent seven years in various components of the US Army – with a deployment to the Middle East as a targeting officer and collection manager. His research interests include US-NATO-Russia relations, Russian foreign policy, gray zone conflict, and hybrid warfare. He currently works for the US Army Reserve.

Associate Editor, Emerging Technology: Nathaniel Rome

Nathaniel is a M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in Technology and Security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. His primary research interest is space security.

Associate Editor, Terrorism & Transnational Threats: Becca Ebert

Becca is a second-year joint degree candidate pursuing her J.D. at Georgetown Law and M.A. in Security Studies, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. She graduated summa cum laude from University of Puget Sound in 2016 with a B.A. in Mathematics, a B.A. Comparative Politics, and an interdisciplinary emphasis in Global Development. Her studies include a comparative analysis of rules of law in Lebanon and Somalia, nuclear proliferation and non-state actors, human trafficking, disinformation and international law, advanced Arabic language, and abstract mathematics including the geometry of spacetime. Her current research interests focus on building state capacity and the confluence of national security and human rights.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, RACISM & SECURITY: Vinitha Raj

Vinitha is a first-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in intelligence. She currently works in compliance and due diligence, with a focus on Latin America and financial crime. Her previous experience includes open source analysis and work in gender and social inclusion in international development. She graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service with a BS in International Political Economy. Her research interests include money laundering, corruption, and issues of diversity and inclusion.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Environment & Health: Olivia van den born

Olivia is a second-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She has studied Latin American security issues and Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is currently conducting investigative analysis for a think tank. Her research interests include organized crime and illicit narcotics trafficking, with a focus on networks in Latin America and China.

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