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Our Staff & Fellows

As well as writing reports and on our Flashpoint Blog, ASP Fellows and Professional Staff are available for on-the-record discussions and on-air appearances.

To reach our experts, please contact our Press Office:  (202) 347-4267 or press@americansecurityproject.org

ASP’s Adjunct Fellows are not located at ASP’s Washington, DC office. ASP does not forward U.S. mail to adjunct fellows.

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise: Military and Defense Issues, National Security Strategy

BGen Stephen Cheney USMC(Ret) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project (ASP) and a member of the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Po... More

Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Director of Studies

Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate

Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy

Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Director of Studies and Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate. As an expert on energy, clim... More

Matthew Wallin
Matthew Wallin

Fellow for Public Diplomacy

Office Manager

Expertise:  Public diplomacy, military history, national security policy, nuclear security, international conflict

A Los Angeles native, Matthew completed his Masters in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California in 2010. While at USC, his studies focused on the public diplomacy implications of military conflict, and v... More

Maggie Feldman-Piltch
Maggie Feldman-Piltch

Special Assistant to the CEO

Expertise:  Economic Statecraft, Economic Analysis of Law, International and Corporate Governance, National Security Strategy, Politcal Risk

Maggie Feldman-Piltch is the Special Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors at American Security Project where she provide... More

Esther Babson
Esther Babson

Program Coordinator, Climate Security

Expertise: Climate change, climate change and security, and renewable energy (specifically wind)

Esther Babson is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on environment and energy. While attending Dickinson College, Esther attended the UN COP 17 in Durban, South Africa where she inte... More

Tomaz Strojnik
Tomaz Strojnik

Nuclear Security Intern

Expertise: International Conflict, Military History, Nuclear Strategy, Military Strategy

Tomaz Strojnik is a second year master’s candidate at the George Washington University’s Elliott School. He is studying International Affairs with a concentration in Security Studies.

Prior to joining the American Security Project, he interned for the Los Angele... More

Enya Gonzalez Guitart

Public Diplomacy and Cuba Engagement Intern

Expertise: International Conflict, Latin America, Human Rights, Public Diplomacy

Enya Gonzalez Guitart is a Global Studies major at the University of Chicago, pursuing a joint MA degree in International Relations. Her interests include human rights and immigration issues, particularly in Latin America, and their impact on global security.More

Sari Klein
Sari Klein

Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Climate Security, Energy Security

Sari Klein is a rising senior at Boston University, where she has developed an independent major in Political Ecology. Through her coursework she examines the complex relationships that link environmental concerns with social, political, and economic institutions.

This past semester she participated in Boston... More

Jeesue Lee

Asymmetric Operations Intern

Expertise: Military History, National Security Policy

Jeesue Lee is a History and College of Letters double major at Wesleyan University. Her concentrations include military history and Classical languages. She is co-Editor-in-Chief of Historical Narratives, the annual undergraduate history journal.

Prior to joining ASP, Jeesue was a Program Coordi... More

Lieselotte Siegenthaler
Lieselotte Siegenthaler

Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Climate security, climate change, terrorism, global security

Lieselotte Siegenthaler is pursuing an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), where she focuses her studies on how climate change impacts national and global security. In addition to her coursework, Lieselotte i... More

Nicole Mazurova
Nicole Mazurova

Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications Intern

Expertise: Russia, public diplomacy

Nicole Mazurova is a senior at Brandeis University, double majoring in International Global Studies and Psychology. Her interests and research include Russia and its transition, media and propaganda and intervention in Ukraine, Syria and post-Soviet states.

Last spring, Nicole studied in P... More