Cassandra Zavislak is a May 2021 MALD graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she studied International Security and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution with a focus on gender. Her graduate capstone focused on the rising security threat of the male supremacist movement in the United States. Cassandra received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, where she studied International Security Studies, Political Science, and Russian Area Studies. Her previous experience includes research assistantships with international security think tanks and state-level government, as well as with academic-based programs on topics ranging from international human rights law to fraud detection in political theory development. Cassandra’s research interests include the alternative right and male supremacist movement, mobilizing masculinities to prevent gender-based violence, and the implementation of an intersectional gendered lens to the U.S. security apparatus.