Rose Blanchard is a graduate student at GW’s Elliot School of International Affairs studying Peace and Conflict Resolution. Her areas of interest include the former Soviet Union, US foreign policy, and security studies. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Russian studies from Vassar College, where she studied abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Prior to coming to WIIS she worked in Intellectual Property law, and she is interning this semester at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She looks forward to the working with WIIS members on The 1325 Scorecard and the Mentor and Professional Development Program.