I am a foreign policy and national security expert with over six years of experience working at the intersection of homeland security and international affairs. I received my Ph.D. in Russian and Global History from the University of Southern California with a focus on the relationship between the Soviet Union and people from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since 2014, I have worked in the homeland security field focused on advising senior Department of Homeland Security officials and other government leaders on Russia, India, and Southeast Asia as well as other security issues.