Miyuki Kauffroath is currently serving in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. She has completed two European deployments where she flew as a Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander in the P3-C Orion aircraft. In addition, she is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. Previously, she received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an International Media Certificate. She is interested in issues related to communication, gender, international security, and the military.