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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.

Climate Security Fellowship

The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2019 Climate Security Fellowship Program, a collaborative effort of the American Security Project, the Center for Climate and Security and the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program.

Applications are due by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on September 30, 2019. In response to increasing demand for mentorship a... More

Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Chief Operating Officer

Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, Innovation, and Infrastructure Policy

Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Chief Operating Officer. His area of research is on on energy, climate change, trade, innovation and infrastructure policy. For more than 15 yea... 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 has lead ASP’s research on public diplomacy and strategic communications since 2011. As an expert in national security strategy and international relations, Matthew is also currently le... More

Alexandra Hackbarth
Alexandra Hackbarth

Director, Climate and Energy Security

Expertise: International Security, US National Security Policy, US-China Relations, Afghanistan, Climate Security

Alexandra Hackbarth is the Director of Climate and Energy Security at the American Security Project. Her research examines the natio... More

Annie Aleman
Annie Aleman

Director of Strategic Communications and Development

Annie Aleman is the Director of Strategic Communications and Development at ASP. Her past experience includes digital communications for domestic and international political clients. Annie’s work has taken her around the world, including a year spent in New Zealand with the international consultancy, Topham Guerin.

Annie received her Bachelors of ... More

Adam Despang
Adam Despang

Climate Security Outreach and Event Planner

Expertise: Climate Security, Energy management, Sustainability.

Adam Despang is the Climate Security Outreach and Event Planner for Florida at the American Security Project.

Adam, a former Army Field Artillery Officer, earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Enginee... More

Rylee Boyd
Rylee Boyd

U.S.-Russia Relations Intern

Expertise: U.S.-Russia Relations, Transatlantic Security, CBRN, NATO

Rylee Boyd is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Rylee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama. Her interests include Russian history and foreign policy, transatlantic relations and security... More

Landon Cooke
Landon Cooke

Nuclear Security Intern

Expertise: Homeland Security, Nuclear Security, and International Relations

Landon Cooke is currently pursuing a Master of International Affairs degree from the Pennsylvania State University where he is concentrating in International and Nuclear Security. He is focused on a career at the intersection of science and policy and hopes to spend most of his time in ... More

Sarah Forland
Sarah Forland

Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications Intern

Expertise: Public Diplomacy, Public Relations, Political Communications, International Relations

Sarah Forland is a current Public Diplomacy student at Syracuse University pursuing a master’s in public relations from S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and a master’s in international relations from the Maxwell School. Her int... More

Daniel Slesinski
Daniel Slesinski

Fusion Industry Association Intern

Expertise: Energy Policy, Climate Policy, Energy Markets, Nuclear Energy, Fusion Energy, Climate Technology

Daniel Slesinski is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Energy Policy & Climate with Johns Hopkins University. He is particularly interested in the intersection between clean energy technology, economics, and policy to enable a... More

Savarni Sanka
Savarni Sanka

Latin American Security Intern

Expertise: U.S.-Latin America Relations, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Authorita... More

Katherine Seevers
Katherine Seevers

Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Latin America Policy, Democracy and Governance, International Security, Climate Security

Katherine Seevers is an M.P.P. degree candidate and Robertson Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy specializing in international security and economic policy.

She previously administered democracy and governance programs in Latin Am... More

Claire Brenner
Claire Brenner

Asymmetric Operations Intern

Expertise: Displacement & Migration, Terrorism, Conflict & Development

Claire Brenner is a Chicago native and a Junior at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University concentrating in security policy and learning Arabic. As a scholar of GW’s Global Bachelor’s Program, Claire is utilizing three international ex... More

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