Editorial Board

Freddie Mallinson, Editor-in-Chief

Freddie Mallinson is a second-year student in the Security Studies Program.

Kara Joyce, Deputy Editor

Kara Joyce is a second-year student in the Security Studies Program.

Spencer Knoll, AE for Sub-Saharan Africa

Spencer Knoll 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.

Ona Spreenberg, AE for the Western Hemisphere

Ona Spreenberg 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.

Chris Harrington, AE for Europe & Central Asia

Chris Harrington 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.

Kara Joyce, AE for Gender

Kara Joyce is a first-year SSP student, concentrating in international security and pursuing a gender, peace, and security certificate. Originally from Fairfax County, VA, she earned degrees in international affairs and English from the University of Georgia before moving back to the DMV in 2021. Her interests include disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration; conflict resolution; climate change policy; and the Washington Capitals.

Keven Hernandez, AE for the Indo-Pacific

Keven Hernandez 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.

Sandra Marcushamer, AE for the Middle East & North Africa

Sandra Marcushamer is a first-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program.

Hunter Stoll, AE for Defense

Hunter Stoll is a second-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.

Nathaniel Rome, AE for Emerging Technology

Nathaniel Rome 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.

Becca Ebert, AE for Terrorism & Transnational Threats

Becca Ebert 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.

Vinitha Raj, AE for Race & Security

Vinitha Raj 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.

Olivia van den Born, AE for Environment & Health

Olivia van den Born 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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